Carved Horse Sculpture - Faust Lang

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Carved Horse Sculpture - Faust Lang

MARC KITCHEN-SMITH
An exceptional carved sculpture of a thoroughbred horse by Cornish artist Faust Lang (1887–1973). This scuplture had been in the same family for over 80 years and was reputedly commissioned by the previous owner's parents, modelled on one of their own thoroughbred show horses.

The sculpture is extremely well carved with great attention to the muscle and bone structure of the subject. The added detail of the plaited mane suggests that this was specific to the commission. In excellent condition, with no cracks or repairs. There are two historic insect holes but it is most likely that these date to when the wood was initially carved.

Faust Emmanuel Lang was born in Southern Germany in 1887. He emigrated to England in 1934, settling in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall in 1936. In 1949 he moved his family to St Ives, also in Cornwall.

He features alongside such greats as Bernard Leach and Barbara Hepworth in a 1959 British Pathé documentary film about artists working in St Ives.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 29cm (11.42in)
  • W: 30cm (11.81in)

Period: 

1930s

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Marc has been successfully dealing in decorative antiques for over 15 years, fuelled by his lifelong passion for artefacts of the past. His workshop, a converted Methodist Sunday School, is located on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.

He successfully mixes styles and periods to create his own unique collection of ‘delightful objects’. Good design, craftsmanship, colour and an age-worn patina all play their part in his discerning approach to buying. His selection of stock is often based on its aesthetic appeal rather than its age, and he loves to find items that have a story to tell.

Visits to Marc’s workshop and stores can be arranged by appointment.

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