The Regisole proved to be highly influential during the Italian Renaissance. Surviving images show for example the front left leg of the horse raised up, with the hoof resting on, or held by, a dog standing on its hind legs. Donatello re-used the trick of adding a support under the raised leg of the horse when making his Gattamelata statue, in this case using a sphere instead of a dog. Leonardo da Vinci was also an admirer of the work. Unfortunately, the Jacobins in Pavia destroyed the statue after the Napoleonic invasions in 1796, as it was seen as a symbol of the monarchy.

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