At the Trough, Constantin Meunier
Constantin Meunier
At the Trough
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Meunier, Constantin: Cheval à L’abrevoir, 1899, Square Ambiorix, Brüssel

Constantin Meunier

At the Trough, 1890


Dimensions
85.0 x 65.8 x 28.0 cm
Physical Description
Bronze
Inventory Number
SGP9
Acquisition
Acquired in 1913
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art

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About the Work

A memorial to an ordinary worker leading his exhausted horse to drink - only in the late nineteenth century did such a thing become possible. After the gods of antiquity had abdicated, sculptors sought out new heroic figures. Having begun as a painter of religious subjects, Meunier became famous above all for his sculptural representations of workers. He argued in favour of an art which addressed the broad masses, the people. This group of horse and rider, which the Städel owns in a smaller bronze version, was created as a fountain monument for the Square Ambiorix in Brussels.

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Title
At the Trough
Sculptor (male)
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Bronze
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1913

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