Model of the Device for mounting the bronze horse onto the pedestal in 18c France, Musée des Arts et Métiers

With hydraulic energy and the agricultural mechanics, the displacement of burdens remains in the 18th century a major technical problem. The artist who realised here a heavy manoeuvre did not leave a masterpiece of elegance. This model, which is part of unattributed objects, identifies payments in the collections under the Revolution and the Empire.

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