An artist's model of a horse and rider Lechartier Barb Ltd
Lot 621
A late 19th / early 20th century English beechwood artist's lay model of a horse and rider by Lechertier Barbe Ltd
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 18,670) inc. premium
Auction Details
A late 19th / early 20th century English beechwood artist's lay model of a horse and rider by Lechertier Barbe Ltd
Lot Details
A late 19th / early 20th century English beechwood artist's lay model of a horse and rider
by Lechertier Barbe Ltd
the articulated figures with ball joints, raised on a plinth base above four bracket feet, with a plaque inscribed LECHERTIER BARBE LTD, 95 JERMYN ST LONDON, with the original rectangular box, the figures 61cm high x 66cm wide when fully assembled, the case 41cm wide

Footnotes

  • The company Lechertier Barbe Ltd was based at 95 Jermyn Street from 1898 until 1970. The company started life as a musical instrument manufacturer in 1828 under Charles and Camille Barbe, at 60 Quadrant, Regent St. By 1833 it was trading in artists materials including paint brushes imported from the continent, and ceased to trade in musical instruments by 1844. From 1849 the business traded as Lechertier Barbe, and is known to have been producing artist's lay figures by 1851, as the trade catalogue for that year lists 'French lay figures'. The firm was renowned for selling materials of the highest quality, and their customers included the important artists Ford Madox Brown, Rossetti and Whistler.

    Lechertier Barbe Ltd advertised in The Year's Art 1883-1914: 'Papier-maché and stuffed lay figures From 10 guineas. Inspection solicited. Photos on application' (1896-1902), describing their lay figures as 'life-sized male, female and children', with photograph.
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