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Circle of Michele Fabris, known as "L'Ongaro" (vers 1644-1684), Venice, circa 1700
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BUST OF A MAN
Estimate
6,0008,000
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Circle of Michele Fabris, known as "L'Ongaro" (vers 1644-1684), Venice, circa 1700
,
BUST OF A MAN
Estimate
6,0008,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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Circle of Michele Fabris, known as "L'Ongaro" (vers 1644-1684), Venice, circa 1700
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BUST OF A MAN
marble; on a marble socle
inscribed in red paint to the back: Bertos fe..
44 cm; 17 1/3 in.
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Literature

RELATED LITERATURE
S. Guerriero, "Le alterne fortune dei marmi: busti, teste di carattere e altre "scolture moderne" nelle collezioni veneziane tra Sei e Settecento", in La scultura veneta del Seicento e del Settecento. Nuovi studi, Venice, 2002, pp. 73-149.

Catalogue Note

L'Ongaro is known for his marble dragons on the Doge Giovanni Pesaro's funerary monument (circa 1665-69, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari). He collaborated mainly with the architect Baldassare Longhena, notably in Santa Maria della Salute. Circa 1674, he discovered the works of Josse de Court, in Padoua. This bust is part of Ongaro's continuity, notably with the expressive wrinkles of the face, the alternating smooth and unpolished areas and the use of the drilling bit for the darker shadows.

Sotheby's thanks Dr. Maichol Clemente for his kind help in cataloguing this work.

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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Paris