Exhibitions

In Bronze: Herbert Haseltine

Jul 17, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020

Join us in welcoming two new acquisitions by Herbert Haseltine: Percheron Stallion: Rhum and Percheron Mare: Messaline and Foal. These one-third life-size bronze sculptures were part of Haseltine’s well-known British Champion Animal series. He spent over a decade creating sculptures of prize-winning animals that included horses, cattle, rams, sheep, and boars in a range of sizes and mediums. Known for his equines, the other horse sculptures in this exhibition are from the NSLM’s permanent collection and provide a broader context for Rhum and Messaline and Foal. As these bronzes show, whether it was playing with the patina (color) or finding the perfect composite horse, Haseltine enjoyed experimenting with his work.

Herbert Haseltine (American, 1877–1962), Percheron Stallion: Rhum, modeled circa 1922-24, cast in 1925, parcel-gilt bronze with greenish-brown patina and stone, 28 inches high, National Sporting Library & Museum; purchased with funds from a private donor, 2019; image ©2019 Christie’s Images Limited

Herbert Haseltine (American, 1877–1962), Percheron Stallion: Rhum, modeled circa 1922-24, cast in 1925, parcel-gilt bronze with greenish-brown patina and stone, 28 inches high, National Sporting Library & Museum; purchased with funds from a private donor, 2019; image ©2019 Christie’s Images Limited