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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HANNS AND ELISABETH WEINBERG AND THE ANTIQUE COMPANY OF NEW YORK, LOT 175

An carved white marble group of Cupid and Psyche embracing, after the Antique

Italian, 19th century

Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 33,000 USD
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175

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HANNS AND ELISABETH WEINBERG AND THE ANTIQUE COMPANY OF NEW YORK, LOT 175

An carved white marble group of Cupid and Psyche embracing, after the Antique

Italian, 19th century

Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 33,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property Formerly from the Palacio Ferreyra, Argentina

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New York

An carved white marble group of Cupid and Psyche embracing, after the Antique

Italian, 19th century

raised on a bleu turquin and white marble columnar pedestal.


height 37 1/2 in.
95.2cm
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Literature

RELATED LITERATURE:
F. Haskell and N. Penny, Taste and the Antique, New Haven and London, 1981.

Catalogue Note

The original marble group of Cupid and Psyche was given by Pope Benedict XIV to the Capitoline Museum in 1749 soon after its discovery.  It was later displayed in Paris from 1789-1815 and returned to Rome in 1816.

As Haskell and Penny note (op. cit., no. 26), the marble was one of the most treasured in the 18th century and was therefore reproduced in a variety of media.  A beautifully carved marble of the pair of lovers by Laurent Delvaux is preserved at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire.

19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property Formerly from the Palacio Ferreyra, Argentina

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New York