With exquisite new sculptures and finely detailed finishwork, each release in Breyer’s Premier Collection is a true celebration of equine artistry.
The second release in the 2023 Collection is Adonis, a historical Lippizan.
When you think of historical equine artwork, one cannot help but think of the enduring beauty of the Lipizzan, which has been replicated in almost every medium throughout the centuries. Inspired by the painting “The Imperial Stud with Lipizzaner Horses” by Johann Georg Hamilton (1672-1737), artist Heather Puleo both sculpted and created the original finishwork for this fine Lipizzan stallion.
Appropriately named Adonis, he has a timeless and elegant appearance, with finishwork that’s a nod to the historical Lipizzan’s colorful coats. His flashy buckskin semi-leopard appaloosa coat is the perfect complement to his athletic sculpture.
True to her style, Heather thoughtfully planned every detail of this piece. The sculpture was designed to represent a mature Lipizzan stallion of the Conversano line in his prime, approximately 15 years old. This commanding stallion is performing the courbette, a high-level dressage maneuver where a horse balances on its hind legs while evenly tucking its front legs in the air, then performs a series of jumps forward before allowing the front legs to touch back down. Adonis is specifically in the landing phase of the first jump and is coiling energy in his hind quarters, about to launch into the air for his next jump! Heather sculpted his hind end to show the tension of this difficult movement and to express the power needed to perform at this level. She shares, “While sculpting, I had to rework his position many, many times to properly capture the motion, compressed power, and relaxed but determined expression of this noble breed and stallion performing this exceptional haute école movement.”
Each Premier Collection exclusive model is a hand-painted work of art, and no two are ever precisely the same.
Complete your order by 11:59pm EDT on 8/22/2023.
Original Terms & Conditions: To join the Premier Club, you must have a valid 2023 Collector Club membership, and sign up online by December 31, 2022. Membership enrollment ends at 11:59pm EST on December 31, 2022. You will be required to purchase three exclusive models. The first and second models will be $175.00 each, plus shipping and handling. The third release will be $200.00 plus shipping and handling. These will be billed when you purchase your models and they ship in approximately May, August, and November. Shipment dates may be affected due to circumstances outside of our control. Non-refundable $100 deposit due at sign up, which will be deducted equally from the price of each model at the time of billing ($33.34/model). When models are in stock and ready to ship, members will be notified via email with a link to complete their purchase online. NO other method of payment will be accepted. This program is a continuity club which means you are obligated to purchase all three models. Failure to do so means you will no longer be eligible for the models or other club benefits, will forfeit your deposit, and will be removed from the Premier Club.
Please note: Reeves International, Inc. reserves the right to terminate any membership at any time and refund the applicable pro-rated deposit or membership amount. If member elects to cancel their membership, deposit and membership fees are non-refundable.