BONHEUR, Isidore Jules
(b. 1827, Bordeaux, d. 1901, Paris)

Kincsem with Charles Madden

Bronze, 76 x 86 cm
Private collection

Kincsem (1874-1887) was the most successful Thoroughbred race horse ever, having won 54 races for 54 starts. Foaled in Kisbér, Hungary in 1874, she is a national icon, and is revered in other parts of the world, too.

The work is signed: I.BONHEUR and stamped: PEYROL.

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