A BRONZE GROUP OF AN OPRICHNIK (PRINCE VIAZEMSKY)

AFTER THE MODEL BY EVGENII LANCERAY, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A BRONZE GROUP OF AN OPRICHNIK (PRINCE VIAZEMSKY)
AFTER THE MODEL BY EVGENII LANCERAY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
On an oval naturalistic base, cast as a warrior wearing chain mail and a helmet, with a shield strapped to his back and a sword, axe, bow and arrows at his sides, seated on an animal skin, holding the reins of his horse, on an ebonised wood plinth, signed and dated in Russian 'MADE [by] E. LANSERE 1875' with the Cyrillic foundry mark 'F. CHOPIN' and a Finance Ministry stamp for 1875
15 in. (38.1 cm.) high, without plinth