Mare and Foal Sculpture (La Reyna) by TonyCrehan

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Featured in Preserving History Group on 06/27/12

Featured in Australian Capital Cities Group on 09/22/12

Public Art : Mare and Foal Sculpture (La Reyna)

Sculptor : © Arthur Jacques LeDuc (1848-1918)

Date : Donated to the Royal Botanic Gardens in 1958.

Description : Bronze statues of a Mare, named La Reyna, and her foal overlooking the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. On the base are reliefs depicting training and racing scenes.

Location : Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney, Australia

History Of the Mare and Foal Sculpture : The Mare and Foal sculpture by French Sculptor, Arthur Jacques Le Duc, was purchased in 1891. The mare’s name is La Reyna but the foal (so far as I can gather) has no name.

Inscription :

This statue was restored in June 2002 through a gift in honour of the late
Lady (Bernice Mitchell) Finley who loved these gardens.

(Source = Public Art Around the world)

Taken with Pentax k-r on 25 February 2012 at Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Lens Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
ISO 400
0 EV
1/100 sec.
Velbon Tripod

Minor adjustments to lighting, colour and sharpening in PSE 9 and Simply HDR for Mac.


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Currently working with independent schools in Tasmania

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  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 2 years ago

    Thats so beautiful, lovely shot Tony

  • Thanks for your fave and comment Trudi. I know how much you love horses.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 2 years ago

    How cool !

  • Thanks Kim. A difficult shot as a mix of really bright sunlight and shadows and trying to get the best angle for the heads of the mare and foal.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    Very beautiful Tony!!

  • Thank you Louise. It is a lovely statue and this shot does not capture some very artistic horse racing sculptures on the base.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations Tony
    June 27/12

  • Thanks Vicki…..always a delight to have my work featured in the group. I love the things in this modern hi-tech world that commemorate our history.

    – TonyCrehan

  • PS Great banner….so appropriate and a fabulous action shot.

    – TonyCrehan

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Thanks Kathleen.

    – TonyCrehan

  • virginian
    virginianabout 2 years ago

    Great image! Congrats on your feature.

  • Thank you Judy for your fave and congratulations. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks for the great news Graham…..a big thrill to have my work featured in the Group.

    – TonyCrehan

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