Lladro At the Derby - Limited Edition of 1500. Base included
At the Derby is a piece absolutely charged with energy and full of the coloring so characteristic of inspirational races such as the Kentucky Derby.
Inspired by famous horse races the sculptor has not only faithfully reproduced the anatomy of these horses, but he has also captured all the excitement, speed and energy of the race in a technically difficult composition. The horses seem to be suspended in the air and to achieve this visual effect a thorough meticulous previous study was required.
The horse in the lead is directly joined to the thick hedge acting as a backdrop, while in the pair of jockeys immediately behind, the horses are joined together and the one closer to the porcelain hedge is connected to it, using it as support. Technically speaking, the porcelain hedge added an extra challenge for the piece, as all the weight of the horses rests on it.