18,5 х 52 х 20
State Russian Museum
The fundamental characteristics of Lanceray’s art are reflected in this composition: the accuracy and specificity of each detail, from the clothes to the equipment to the breeds of the horses to the horses’ habits. The sculptor was able to depict faithfully not only the details of everyday life, but also create a poetic and authentically artistic image.
Lanceray, Evgeny Alexandrovich (1848, Morshansk, Tambov Gubernia — 1886, Neskuchnoe, Kursk Gubernia)
Sculptor. Studied at the Law Department of St. Petersburg university (1866–1870). Got no systematic art education, attended Nikolai Lieberich’s studio. Made a trip to Paris to study art of bronze casting (1867). Conferred title of class artist of the 2nd degree for his works shown at the Exhibition of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1869), conferred title of class artist of the 1st degree (1872). Honoured member of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1874). Worked mainly in easel sculpture, author of numerous genre, historical and ethnographic compositions.