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Old Masters Sculptures

OLD MASTERS

Encompassing centuries of change in Europe between 1300 and 1800, from booms of prosperity to bloody revolutions, Old Masters describes a wide range of artists. The informal term was derived from the title of an artist who trained in a guild long enough to become a master, such as Leonardo da Vinci, who studied in a Florence painters’ guild. However, Old Masters paintings, prints and other art is now used to refer to work made by any artist with a high level of skill in painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking who worked during this era.

The 15th century’s expansive trade and commerce spread culture across borders. A vibrant period of art emerged, bolstered by studies of anatomy and nature that influenced a new visual realism. From Raphael and Michelangelo in the Renaissance to Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer in the Dutch Golden Age, artists expressed emotion, naturalism, color and light in new ways. El Greco and Paolo Veronese were leaders in the dramatic style of Mannerism, while Caravaggio and Peter Paul Rubens demonstrated the movement and meticulous detail of Baroque art.

Historically, most attention was concentrated on male artists, but recent research and exhibitions have elevated the impactful work of women such as Rachel Ruysch and Artemisia Gentileschi. In late-18th-century France, female artists like Adélaïde Labille-Guiard and Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun were prominent names. Nevertheless, access to the academies and guilds was highly restricted for women, and even those able to establish practices were expected to adhere to portraits and still lifes rather than the grand history paintings being created by men.

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Style: Old Masters
Baroque Italian Sculptor - 17th century carved wood sculpture - God father
Located in Varmo, IT
Carved wooden sculpture - God the Father blessing - Italy, 17th century 81 x h 35 x 13 cm. Entirely in carved wood. Condition report: Good state of conservation of the sculptural ...
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Mid-17th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Wood

Italian master - 18th century figure sculpture - Virgin Pity - Carved Wood Paint
Located in Varmo, IT
Carved and painted wooden sculpture - Pietà - Italy, 18th century. 20 x 10 x h 19 cm. Entirely made of carved and polychrome painted wood. Condition report: Good state of conserva...
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Early 18th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Paint, Wood

Italian master - 18th century figure sculpture - Virgin Pity - Carved Wood Paint
Located in Varmo, IT
Carved and painted wooden sculpture - Pietà - Italy, 18th century. 13 x 7 x h 22.5 cm. Entirely made of carved and polychrome painted wood. Condition report: Good state of conserv...
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Mid-18th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Paint, Wood

Virgin And Child Franco-catalan Sculptor 13th-14th Century Wood Spanish
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Virgin and Child Franco-Spanish sculptor from the Catalan/Pyrenean area Late Middle Ages, 13th-14th century Carved oak, flat back Height: 67 cm Fascinating and rare wooden sculpt...
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15th Century and Earlier Old Masters Sculptures

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Wood

Vanitas Vanitatum
Located in Villafranca Di Verona, IT
Numbered and limited to 8 copies Signature: Hand-signed by artist Authenticity: Sold with certificate of Authenticity from the gallery Invoice from the gallery Sculpture: bronze, me...
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Early 2000s Old Masters Sculptures

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Metal, Bronze

Neoclassical sculpture in Rome- Pair of 19th century Italian scagliola - Figures
Located in Varmo, IT
Pair of scagliola sculptures - Roman figures. Italy, 19th century. 51 x 26 x h 118 cm (left) - 41 x 28 x h 118 cm (right). Entirely in scagliola. Condition report: In good general...
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Early 19th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Plaster

Venetian Blackmoor Sculpture Venice 18th Century Wood
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Antique Venetian Blackmoor sculpture Venice, early 18th century Carved, lacquered and gilded wood Height 155 cm. Good overall condition, old repainting Original wooden sculpture d...
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18th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Wood

Fabergè follower - 19th-20th century Russian Semi-precious stone sculpture
Located in Varmo, IT
Table sculpture in semi-precious stones (follower of Fabergé) - Seated elderly man. Russia, 19th-20th century. 7.5 x 8 x h 13.5 cm the sculpture, 14 x...
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Late 19th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Precious Stone

Fabergè follower - 19th-20th century Russian Semi-precious stone sculpture
Located in Varmo, IT
Table sculpture in semi-precious stones (follower of Fabergé) - Boy with Samovar. Russia, 19th-20th century. The sculpture is 6 x 6 x h 15 cm, the box...
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Late 19th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Precious Stone

Follower of Antonio Canova - Pair of 19-20th century neoclassical sculptures
Located in Varmo, IT
Pair of scagliola sculptures - Dancers (from Canova). Italy, 19th-20th century. h 81 x 30 x 30 cm. Entirely in glazed terracotta. The sculptures take inspiration from the original...
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Late 18th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Terracotta

Late 15th Century By Florentine School Madonna with Child Bas-relief
Located in Milano, Lombardia
Provenance: - via Stefano Bardini purchased in 1896 by Prince Johannes II of Liechtenstein; - Stadtpalais, Vienna, 1906; - Gartenpalais, Rossau, Vienna, 1912; - Stadtpalais, Vienna,...
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15th Century and Earlier Old Masters Sculptures

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Sandstone

Pair Bas-reliefs Spring Autumn Flemish Sculptor 17th Century Wood
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Antichità Castelbarco SRLS is proud to present: Flemish sculptor of the 17th century Pair of bas-relief panels depicting the Allegory of Spring and the Allegory of Autumn Oak wood ...
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17th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Wood

Saint Barbara France 16/17th Century Sculpture Wood Religious Old master Art
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
High relief panel depicting 'Saint Barbara' Southern France, 16th-17th century Polychrome carved wood with traces of gilding 64 x 32 cm. (good condition, with minor missing and cra...
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16th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Wood, Wood Panel

Wooden Sculptures Roman Soldiers Rome 18th Century Italy Art Gold
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Wooden sculptures depicting a pair of full-length Roman soldiers Rome, 18th century Carved and gilded wood (walnut?) Dimensions: Maximum height (at lance) 62 cm./ Maximum width: 28 ...
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18th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Gold

Laocoön and his Sons, an exceptional bronze sculpture by Giacomo Zoffoli
Located in PARIS, FR
This exceptional bronze group (unpublished), executed in Rome in the second half of the 18th century, bears witness to the fascination with the Laocoön since its discovery on January...
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1770s Old Masters Sculptures

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Bronze

Pair Mirrors Venice 18th Century Height Cm. 130 Wood Gold Glass
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Antichità Castelbarco SRLS is proud to present: Pair of mirrors (Italy, Venice) 18th century Carved and gilded wood Antique mercury silvered glass mirror Maximum dimensions: Height...
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18th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Gold

Antique Sculpture Female Moor Venice 19th Century Gold Italy
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Antique sculpture of a female Moor with flowering cornucopia Venice, 19th century Carved, lacquered and gilded/silvered wood Total height 202 cm (column base 82 cm, figure 120 cm) ...
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19th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Gold

Pair Carved Gilded Mirrors Gold Wood Venice 18th Century Italy Quality Baroque
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Pair of carved and gilded mirror cabinets 'in the manner of Sansovino' Venetian (or Tuscan) carver active in the 18th century Carved and gilded wood Total frame measurements: 86 x 6...
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18th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Gold

Pair Sculptures Winged Angels Wood Tuscany 17/18th Century Old master Gold Art
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Pair of sculptures depicting two winged angels in carved wood Tuscany, late 17th century Carved, gilded and polychrome wood Dimensions: Height 64 cm - ...
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17th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Wood

Eighteenth-century Grand Tour marble bust of Faustina the Younger
Located in London, GB
Signed and dated: ‘F. Harwood Fecit 1764’ Collections: Probably commissioned by Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke of Gordon (1743-1827); Probably by descent at Gordon Castle, Banffshire to c.1948; Possibly acquired by Bert Crowther of Syon Lodge, Middlesex; Jacques Hollander (1940-2004); Christie’s, 5 December 2013, lot 101; Private collection; Sotheby’s, 2 July 2019, lot 106 Literature: John Preston Neale, Views of the seats of noblemen and gentlemen, in England, Wales and Scotland, London, 1822, vol.I, unpaginated. This marble copy of an ancient bust in the Musei Capitolini usually identified as Faustina the Younger, the daughter of Antoninus Pius and future wife of Marcus Aurelius, was made in Florence by Francis Harwood in 1764. Harwood was one of the most prolific suppliers of decorative marbles for the Grand Tour market and this finely worked example demonstrates the quality of luxury goods available to travellers to Italy. So often anonymous, this unusually signed and dated example, raises questions about the status of marble copies in the period and of sculptors such as Harwood who are known principally for ornamental work. Harwood’s origins remain obscure. He is documented living in Palazzo Zuccari with Joshua Reynolds and the Irish sculptor Simon Vierpyl at Easter 1752, he had certainly settled permanently in Florence by the following year, when he is recorded working with Joseph Wilton. He was admitted to the Florentine Academy on 12 January 1755 (as pittore Inglese, although he was described as scultore in the matriculation account). After Wilson returned to England in 1755 Harwood appears to have worked in a studio near SS. Annunziata with Giovanni Battista Piamontini who had made life-size copies of The Wrestlers and The Listening Slave for Joseph Leeson in 1754. In 1758 both sculptors were contracted to make a statue and a trophy to complete the decoration of the Porta San Gallo, Harwood completing a statue of Equality, installed the following year. By 1760 Harwood was on the brink of his most productive period as a sculptor, producing copies of celebrated antiquities for the ever-increasing audience of Grand Tour travellers and for the domestic market in London. In 1761 Harwood met the young architect James Adam who was in Italy specifically to make contact with suppliers for Robert Adam’s burgeoning practice back in Britain. The Adams offered a remarkably cohesive design package to their clients, encompassing not just architecture, but fixtures, fittings and furniture as well. Harwood was able to supply the brothers with marbles for their new interiors. At Syon, for example, Harwood produced a full-size copy of Michelangelo’s Bacchus for the new dining room the Adams had designed for Hugh Smythson, 1st Duke of Northumberland. Harwood seems to have also specialised in producing sets of library busts. In 1758 Charles Compton, 7th Earl of Northampton, a distinguished traveller commissioned a set of busts which remain in situ at Castle Ashby in Northamptonshire. It is perhaps no coincidence that the Adam brothers were producing designs for new interiors at Castle Ashby at this date. The set included representations of: Cicero, Julius Caesar, Marcus Aurelius, Faustina the Younger, Sappho, Seneca and Homer. Each of these busts Harwood seems to have replicated for multiple patrons, another Adam patron, Thomas Dundas...
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18th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Marble

Cuzco School Baptismal Dish
Located in New York, NY
Provenance: Manuel Ortíz de Zevallos y García, Peru; and by descent in the family to: Private Collection, New York. This impressive baptismal dish is an example of eighteenth-cent...
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18th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Silver

17th Century Flemish Sculpture of a Religious Figure
Located in Rochester, NY
Antique carving of a saint or martyr. 17th century Flemish hardwood carving. Wonderful wear and rich color.
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17th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Wood

Classical Torso (Female)
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classical female torso, polished walnut.
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2010s Old Masters Sculptures

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Walnut, Wood

Nude Male Runner Bronze patinated Classical After the Antique
Located in Miami, FL
Beautifully proportioned and handsome nude male bronze with Roman classically refined features after the Antique . It looks best with a key lighting th...
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20th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Bronze

Joey (Spout with pearls), 2021, Black Parian, Freshwater pearls
Located in London, GB
MATT SMITH (BRITISH) Joey (Spout with pearls), 2021 Black Parian, Freshwater pearls 20 x 12 x 7 cm 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (MS211) UK-born Matt Smith is well known for his site-sp...
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2010s Old Masters Sculptures

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Porcelain, Precious Stone

Study in Green with Pearls, 2021, Matt Smith
Located in London, GB
MATT SMITH (BRITISH) Study in Green with Pearls, 2021 Black Parian, Found Ceramic, Freshwater Pearls 29 x 14 x 14 cm 11 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (MS206) £ 4,000.00 UK-born Matt Smit...
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2010s Old Masters Sculptures

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Ceramic, Found Objects

Late 15th-century Old Master Burgundian Netherlands carved walnut figure
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Beautiful late 15th-century Burgundian Netherlandish portrait of a woman. Carved walnut. Original polychrome has been removed with traces at base and lower portions of figure. Minor ...
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15th Century and Earlier Old Masters Sculptures

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Walnut

Spoils, 2021, White Soils with Earthenware with Freshwater Pearls
Located in London, GB
White Earthenware with Freshwater Pearls 55 x 36 x 17 cm 21 5/8 x 14 1/8 x 6 3/4 in. UK-born Matt Smith is well known for his site-specific work in museums, galleries and historic h...
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2010s Old Masters Sculptures

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Earthenware

Erotic Mythological Marble Figural, Nude woman, Bacchante and Satyr Herm
Located in Miami, FL
A sexy and nude curvaceous young Nymph/Bacchante makes amorous advances to a Herm - whose facial expression reflects her erotic touch. The Herm is stylized where his upper torso is c...
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Mid-19th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Marble

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Pair Bas-reliefs Spring Autumn Flemish Sculptor 17th Century Wood
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Eighteenth-century Grand Tour marble bust of Faustina the Younger
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Industrial Machine Age American Scene WPA Mid 20th Century 1939 SF World's Fair
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Industrial Machine Age American Scene WPA Mid 20th Century 1939 SF World's Fair HAIG PATIGIAN (American/Armenian, 1876-1950) Aeronautics Pediments Two Plaster Casts, c. 1930s each 13.25 x 14.75 x 6 inches It's possible these moquettes were created for the 1939 World's Fair, the Golden Gate International Exhibition in San Francisco. Provenance: Private Collection of Lois M. Wright, Author of "A Catalogue of the Life Works of Haig Patigian, San Francisco Sculptor, 1876-1950),” 1967 Loan to Oakland Museum of California (Oakland, CA) BIO Haig Patigian is noted for his classical works, which are especially numerous in public venues in San Francisco, California. Patigian was born in Van, Armenia, which at that time was under Turkish rule. Haig was the son of Avedis and Marine Patigian, both teachers in the American Mission School there. He and his older brother showed an aptitude for art early on and were encouraged by their parents. Their father himself had taken up the new hobby of photography. The 1880s were harsh times, however, for many Armenians under an oppressive rule by the Turkish government. Many people were fleeing to the safety of the United States. Suspicious Turkish authorities accused his father of photographing city structures for the Russian government, and in 1888 he fled for his life to America. Haigs father made his way to Fresno, California, and began life anew as a ranch hand. Within two years he sent for his wife, as well as Haig, his three sisters and brother, and in 1891 the Patigians made the journey from Armenia. Haigs father, an industrious man, worked on various farms, and eventually bought his own ranch and vineyard. It was among fertile farmland of Fresno that Haig grew up. Young Haigs education consisted of teachings by his parents and by intermittent attendance in public schools. Although he had dreams of becoming an artist, he did not have the opportunity for formal study of art, and began working long days in the vineyards around Fresno. At age seventeen, Haig made a step towards his dreams and apprenticed himself to learn the trade of sign painting. In his spare time he nurtured his interest in art by painting nature and life scenes with watercolors and oil paints. When his sign-painting mentor left Fresno, Haig opened his own shop and made a name for himself in the town. San Francisco, in the meantime, had been attracting artists since the Gold Rush and had become a thriving art center. Within a few years, Haig had put aside several hundred dollars to move to San Francisco, joining his brother who was already working there as an illustrator. In 1899, when he was twenty-three, Haig had saved enough money to enroll at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute in San Francisco. Like many aspiring artists of his time, Patigian supported himself by working as a staff artist in the art department of a local newspaper, and in the winter of 1900, nearing his 24th birthday, Haig began work for the San Francisco Bulletin, producing cartoons, black and white illustrations, as well as watercolors. In 1902 tragedy struck Haig and his family. His 29-year-old brother died of pneumonia, and then his frail mother died a short time later. Five months more saw his youngest sister, just out of high school, die too. Saddened and depressed, Haig moved out of the studio he had shared with his brother, and into a dilapidated studio in a poor section of town. During this time of sadness, Haig fed a growing interest in sculpture. In 1904 Haig created what he later called his "first finished piece in sculpture". The work, called "The Unquiet Soul", depicted a man thrown back against a rock while waves lash at his feet. The body was tense and twisted, with one hand, in Haig's own words, "searchingly leaning and clutching the rock, while the other masks his troubled head". The Press Club of San Francisco, which Haig had joined in 1901, put "The Unquiet Soul" on exhibition and local headlines proclaimed "Local Newspaper Artist Embraces Sculptor's Art", and "First Work Predicts Brilliant Future". With the support of friends and community acclaim, the young illustrator left his newspaper job and became a professional sculptor. The path of his new career was not easy though. Haig had never made much money working for the newspaper and his father needed help with growing debt from funeral expenses and business problems. From time to time Haig sold some artwork, but also occasionally borrowed from friends to pay the rent. He was the classic 'starving artist'. In the spring of 1905 a white-bearded 81-year-old stranger knocked on Haig's door. It was George Zehndner, from Arcata, California. 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Located in New York, NY
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Located in Troy, NY
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2010s Old Masters Sculptures

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Venetian Sculpture 17th Century Wood Italian Old master Soldier Roma War Gold
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Venetian Baroque sculptor of the 17th century Full-length wooden sculpture of a Roman soldier Wood (walnut?) Carved, polychrome and gilded Dimensions: Total height: 118 cm. - Width: 49 cm. This valuable seventeenth-century wooden sculpture, which strikes for its sumptuous beauty, highlighted by the full-length construction as well as by the all-round finishing, is a work whose stylistic models allow us to attribute the work to a baroque carver active in the Venetian area in the Six hundred. The figure, which is realistically described especially in the splendid rendering of the clothes, cadenced in the drapery and in the sinuous movement of the body, stylistically refers to the rich and successful production of northern Italian sculptures, Venetian in particular, between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It is a sculpture depicting a Roman soldier, perhaps a centurion, placed on a decorated pedestal, on which a crown is carved into which two palms of martyrdom are intertwined. This iconographic detail could make us interpret the figure as part of a more articulated religious composition, probably one of the numerous centurions that enriched a Calvary or a Via Crucis. The excellent state of conservation finally allows you to fully appreciate the quality of the carving. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The sculpture in question is sold with a certificate of authenticity and a descriptive iconographic card. We take care and organize the transport of the purchased works, both for Italy and abroad, through professional and insured carriers. It is also possible to see the painting in the Riva del Garda...
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17th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Gold

Angels Gold Wood Venice 18th Century Sculpture Italian Michelangelo Donatello
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Pair of elegant sculptures depicting two angels in carved and gilded wood, complete with three-light candelabra Venice, early 18th century Carved and gilded wood Dimensions Total he...
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18th Century Old Masters Sculptures

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Wood

After Alhambra', large, lilac, turquoise and royal blue , 2021, Amy Hughes
Located in London, GB
AMY HUGHES After Alhambra', large, lilac, turquoise and royal blue , 2021 Coil and slab built vase; grogged stoneware body with high fired porcelain and coloured decorating slips, transparent glaze interior detail. 53 x 40 cm 20 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (AH013) Amy Hughes has a fascination with vases, largely fuelled by the 18th century, resulting in collections which aim to bridge the gap between the past and the present, finding a new home in contemporary culture for such objects creating a ‘modern decadence’, whilst paying homage to and referencing the originals. Learning from the past; skills used and traditions taught, is fundamental to her as a practitioner. Her practice is both fuelled by and symbolic of the highly prestigious Porcelain wares produced at the Royal Sèvres Factory in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Hughes’ works reference and pay homage to the originals, but are created with a freer approach, giving them a new lease of life. After Alhambra pieces take inspiration from the large lustre vases produced during the Nasrid Dynasty (the last Muslim Dynasty in the Iberian peninsula, ruling Granada) in the 14th and 15th centuries which became romantically known as 'Alhambra Vases...
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2010s Old Masters Sculptures

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Porcelain, Glaze

Study in Blue with Black Pearls, 2021, Black Parian, Found Ceramic, Black Pearls
Located in London, GB
MATT SMITH (BRITISH) Study in Blue with Black Pearls, 2021 Black Parian, Found Ceramic, Black Freshwater Pearls 39 x 11 x 20 cm 15 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. (MS201) UK-born Matt Smit...
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2010s Old Masters Sculptures

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Ceramic, Found Objects

Study in Ochre, 2021 Black Parian, Found Ceramic, Freshwater Pearls
Located in London, GB
MATT SMITH (BRITISH) Study in Ochre, 2021 Black Parian, Found Ceramic, Freshwater Pearls 31 x 17 x 12 cm 12 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (MS203) UK-born Matt Smith is well known for his...
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2010s Old Masters Sculptures

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Ceramic, Found Objects

Horse made from Black Parian
Located in London, GB
UK-born Matt Smith is well known for his site-specific work in museums, galleries and historic houses. Using clay, textiles and their associated references, he explores how cultural ...
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2010s Old Masters Sculptures

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Horse made from Black Parian
Horse made from Black Parian
H 7.09 in W 11.82 in D 5.12 in

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