Toreador on a horse
Jose Cubero Gabardon (1818-1877)
Art / Sculpture
Terracotta, giltwood, glass and paper
530 mm (H)490 mm (W)
Place of origin
Tyntesfield, North Somerset
Spanish polychrome terracotta man on a horse. Paper label reads; JOSE CUBERO, MALAGA / Deposito en Casa de los Sres, / DAUTEZ Y SALESSE, / CADIZ. With associated giltwood stand and glass dome. The stand is labelled; FROM / H. HETLEY, / 13 WIGMORE STREET, / London. William Gibbs decorated his llbrary with Spanish characters - this is possibly a muleteer or contrabandista (smuggler).
Purchased from the estate of the late Lord Wraxall with the assistance of the NHMF and donations from members and supporters.
Makers and roles
Jose Cubero Gabardon (1818-1877), sculptor H. Hetley, manufacturer