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AN ITALIAN MARBLE BUST OF A GODDESS, AFTER THE ANTIQUE, 16TH/17TH CENTURY

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

AN ITALIAN MARBLE BUST OF A GODDESS, AFTER THE ANTIQUE, 16TH/17TH CENTURY

AN ITALIAN MARBLE BUST OF A GODDESS, AFTER THE ANTIQUE, 16TH/17TH CENTURY

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

Lot sold:

13,750

GBP

AN ITALIAN MARBLE BUST OF A GODDESS, AFTER THE ANTIQUE, 16TH/17TH CENTURY


wearing a tunic falling from her right shoulder and leaving the breast bare, her separately-carved head turned sharply to her left, her centrally parted hair radiating from the crown, tied in a fillet, bound in a chignon at the back, and arranged in a top-knot, both ends of the fillet falling over the nape of her neck.

Height 53 cm.

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Grimani Collection, Palazzo Grimani di Santa Maria Formosa, Venice

by descent to Michele Grimani (1806-1885), Venice, 1820s

Antonio Sanquirico, Venice, by 1831

reputedly sold at Spencers of Retford, sale of Panton Hall, Lincolnshire, 1978/9


Published

Antonio Sanquirico, Monumenti del Museo Grimani, Venice, 1831, pl. 42: “Crispina. Busto di Marmo Pentelico del Museo Grimani di Venezia. Alto Cent.i 53.”

Sotheby’s, London, July 8th, 2011, no. 106, illus.