Lot 190
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CAST FROM A MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO BARTHÉLEMY PRIEUR (BERZIEUX CIRCA 1536-1611 PARIS)FRENCH, LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY | Bacchus with a Panther

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 USD
Sold
7,500 USD
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Description

  • Bacchus with a Panther
  • bronze

Catalogue Note

This bronze figure of Bacchus appears to be an adaptation of the classical marble group of a satyr with a panther in the Villa Albani, Rome. Previously attributed by Planiscig to Francesco da Sant'Agata and by Weihrauch to a late sixteenth century Florentine workshop working under the influence of Cellini, this bronze has since firmly been ascribed to Barthélemy Prieur by Mariake Bückling and Regina Seelig-Teuwen.  Related casts of this composition are known including examples in the Bayeriches Nationalmuseum, Munich, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Robert H. Smith Collection, Washington, D.C.

RELATED LITERATURE
L. Planiscig, Venezianische Bildhauer der Renaissance, Vienna 1921, fig.320 (without the panther);
H.R. Weihrauch, Die Bildwerke in Bronze, Bayerischesnational museum, Munich 1956 no. 266;
M. Buckling, Die Nergervenus, Liebighaus Monographie, 14, Frankfurt am Main 1991, p.44;
Anthony Radcliffe, The Robert H. Smith Collection, Bronzes 1500-1650, London, 1994, no. 30

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