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Circle of Ferdinando Tacca (1619-1686)
Italian, Florence, 17th century
PAIR OF LION CENTAURS
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 GBP
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65
Circle of Ferdinando Tacca (1619-1686)
Italian, Florence, 17th century
PAIR OF LION CENTAURS
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Circle of Ferdinando Tacca (1619-1686)
Italian, Florence, 17th century
PAIR OF LION CENTAURS
bronze, on ebonised wood bases
bronzes: 11.5 by 14cm., 4½ by 5½in. each
bases: 3 by 9.5cm., 1¼ by 3¾in. each
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Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 17 October 2000, lot 38

Catalogue Note

Though the subject is reminiscent of Pietro Tacca's four Moors in the Monument to Ferdinando I, Livorno, Italy, these curious bronzes bear closer resemblance to the work of his son, Ferdinando, in the stippling of the tail and hair, undulating surface detail, and facial types. Compare a Doorknocker in the form of an infant mermaid, thought to originate from the workshop of Pietro or Ferdinando Tacca, in the Wallace Collection, London, inv. no. S101.

RELATED LITERATURE
J. Warren, The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of Italian Sculpture, vol. 2, London 2016, pp. 566-569, no. 120

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