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'El Cordobes' Large Patinated Terracotta Statue of the Legendary Spanish Matador


Standing 29 inches tall this terracotta statue shows the bullfighter matador 'El Cordobes' (Manuel Benítez Pérez) in a powerful defiant pose. Modeled by hand the statue has been treated with brown, ochre and greenish patina and time and likely retouches has added further character to the work. We have not found any references or images like this sculpture and consider it rather rare.


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  • Condition
    Good. The statue is in an attractive condition with some surface restorations.The darker areas have been inspected under black light and do not show up as recent restorations. There is a chip low on the base (see photo) and some small nicks..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions

    H 29 in. x W 16 in. x D 8 in.

    H 73.66 cm x W 40.64 cm x D 20.32 cm

  • Seller location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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