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25 June 2019 | 10:30am

Fine Sculpture, Early Works of Art and Garden Ornament

Lot 28

After Giambologna, (Flemish working in Italy, 1527 – 1608), a bronze model of Venus After the Bath

Estimate £300 - £500 + fees



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 small rectangular base; atop a square section white marble base with black marble socle


The bronze, 13.5cm high, the height overall 18cm


CATALOGUE NOTES:


See W.Bode, The Italian Bronze Statuettes of the Renaissance, M.A.S. de Reinis, New York, 1980, Plate CCVIII for a similar example previously held at the Kaiser-Friedrich Museum, Berlin, (current location unknown)


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