Bronze Statue of Antinous Holding a Sceptre by Boschetti, 19th Century For Sale
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Bronze Statue of Antinous Holding a Sceptre by Boschetti, 19th Century

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A bronze statue of a Roman classical figure holding a later sceptre by Boschetti, 19th century on a marble pedestal impressed BOSCHETTI / ROMA. Measures: Height including base: 38in. Diameter: 11in. ​Benedetto Boschetti was an Italian sculptor active between circa 1820-1879. Boschetti had a workshop on the via Condotti and specialised in bronze reductions of well-known sculptures in addition to various other sculptural objects, classically inspired, such as marble, candelabra, a mosaic table in the Gilbert Collection, held within the V&A and an excellent copy of the Warwick Vase carved in rosso antico, now in the Toleo Museum, Ohio. Boschetti’s workshop exhibited at the Great Exhibition in London, 1851, where he won a prize medal. He fed the increasing demand for antique works of art and was incredibly popular amongst Grand Tourists. ​​ Antinous was a favourite, and most likely a lover, of Hadrian, Roman Emperor. Following his death at a young age, Hadrian was devastated and proclaimed Antinous a deity. A cult surrounding Antinous soon developed and his image became popular and widely disseminated. Boschetti's bronze is based on a sculpture discovered in the mid-18th century, now in the Vatican.

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  • Dimensions
    H 38 in. x Dm 11 in.H 96.52 cm x Dm 27.94 cm
  • Diameter
    11 in. (27.94 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU120424461293
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