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Andrea Verrocchio 
Italian sculptor 
“ Horse” (1480 ) 
bronse model

This is a unique model of
Verroccio and because of this
horse poured 8 years later,
the famous bronze sculpture
condottiere Equestrian
Monument to Bartolomeo
Colleoni from Bergamo.

On this amazing bronze horse
model some details disappeared
eventually but nothing not even
time could erase the traces that
the great Renaissance master
Verroccio left.



                             


Andrea del Verrocchio, (c. 1435 – 1488) was an Italian sculptor, goldsmith and painter who worked at the court of
Lorenzo de' Medici in Florence. His pupils included Leonardo da Vinci, Pietro Perugino and Lorenzo di Credi,
but he also influenced Michelangelo. He worked in the serenely classic style of the Florentine Early RenaissanceIn
1478 Verrocchio began what was to become his most famous work, an equestrian statue of the Condottiero Colleoni,
who had died three years before. The work was commissioned by the Republic of Venice. It was the first attempt to
produce such a group with one of the horse's legs not touching the base. The statue is also notable for the
carefully-observed expression of stern command upon Colleoni's face.
Verrocchio sent to his commissioners a bronse model in 1480, and in 1488 he finally moved to
Venice to assist at the casting of the group. However, he died in the same year, before the work was finished.