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73
Attributed to Severo da Ravenna (circa 1496-1543)
Italian, Padua, early 16th century
SATYR
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
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73
Attributed to Severo da Ravenna (circa 1496-1543)
Italian, Padua, early 16th century
SATYR
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Attributed to Severo da Ravenna (circa 1496-1543)
Italian, Padua, early 16th century
SATYR
bronze, on a later marble base
bronze: 19.5cm., 7¾in
base: 6cm., 2 3/8 in. 
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Provenance

George Farrow, United Kingdom;
his sale, Sotheby's London, 28 November 1968, lot 50;
Sotheby's London, 11 December 1986, lot 56;
private collection, France

Literature

G. S. Salmann, 'First Stages in Starting a Collection of Bronzes', Connoisseur, September 1965, p. 17

Catalogue Note

The present bronze exists in a number of versions with subtle differences between each cast - the raised hand sometimes supporting a shell, sometimes holding a candle nozzle. This group of satyrs was first attributed to Severo da Ravenna by Charles Avery in 1981 (Avery and Radcliffe, op. cit., p. 111). Particularly the modelling of the musculature on the back was proven to be a trademark of Severo.

In Georges Salmann's article, it is suggested that the present bronze might be the same one that was catalogued as part of the Jacobus de Wilde Collection in 1700, based on engravings which are published in the article. 

RELATED LITERATURE
C. Avery and A. Radcliffe, 'Severo Calzetta da Ravenna, New Discoveries', in J. Rasmussen (ed.) Studien zum Europäischen Kunsthandwerk, Festschrift Yvonne Hackenbroch, Munich, 1983, pp. 107-122

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