Franco Vianello - Early California Bronzes

Franco Vianello

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Early California Bronzes

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Standing Californio bronze sculpture

Standing Californio

edition of 12
20" H x 8" W

 

The Standing Californio: has his hair covered with a bandana that is knotted in back. Another bandana is around his neck to pull up over his nose and mouth to protect from dust. He has a knife shoved in his leggings just below the silver buttons. He is carrying a saddle, rope and bit.

Early Californio: The first American working cowboy (circa 1780) training a horse using a hackamore and the first bit. Note the two reins.

Coleada: Tailing the Steer

The Ranchero: was the owner of a rancho in Spanish California. He is riding the first western saddle derived from the Spanish war saddle by adding a horn to use in roping. Note the sundial tapaderos on the stirrups to protect the rider in heavy brush.

  Standing Californio bronze sculpture

Standing Californio

edition of 12
20" H x 8" W

 
   
  Early Californio bronze sculpture

Early Californio

edition of 30
27" H x 26" W

  Tailing the Steer bronze sculpture

Coleada:
Tailing the Steer

edition of 12
14" H x 26" W

  Ranchero bronze sculpture

Ranchero

edition of 12
21.5" H x 23" W

   



 

 

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