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22 November 2018

Fine British and European Sculpture

Lot 11

After Giambologna

Estimate £300 - £500 + fees

Sold Price £300

After Giambologna, (Flemish working in Italy, 1527 ~ 1608), a bronze model of Venus After the Bath, Italian, 17th century, a cloth held up in her left hand to her left shoulder, with further drapery held in her right hand over her left thigh, the left foot resting on an urn; on an integrally cast rectangular base; atop a square section marble socle

The bronze, 13cm high, the height overall 14.5cm


Various versions of this model, all with slight differences exist. In many the left hand with the cloth is raised to her breast rather than above the shoulder as it is here. Cf:

Sotheby's London, Collections, 3rd May 2018, lot 92