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Details & Cataloguing

A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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Italian, Venice, second half 16th century
PAIR OF ROMAN SOLDIERS
bronze, on later bronze bases
figures: 16cm., 6¼in. and 16.5cm., 6½in.
bases: 8cm., 3 1/8 in. 
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Catalogue Note

This attractive pair of bronzes relates stylistically to models by Alessandro Vittoria and his circle. A comparison of the present figures' facial type to the series of Satyrs that have been attributed to Andrea di Alessandri, called Il Bresciano (fl. circa 1550-1575), allows for a possible association with this Venetian bronze caster.

RELATED LITERATURE
L. Planiscig, Venezianische Bildhauer der Renaissance, Vienna, 1921, pp. 435-524; C. Avery, 'Not quite Sansovino and not quite Vittoria: Andrea di Alessandri, called Il Bresciano, in Sculpture Journal, IX, 2003, pp. 46-61

A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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London