Property of a Gentleman
AFTER JEAN-BAPTISTE CARPEAUX
VENUS WITH CUPID
bearing the signature Carpeaux
height of bronze 22 in.; 55.9 cm
height of marble base 2⅜ in.; 6.1 cm
Standard surface abrasions and scratches. Two fingers on upraised hand somewhat bent. Would benefit from a light cloth cleaning.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
This bronze is very similar to one of a pair that was sold at Sotheby's Paris, June 16th 2016, lot 73. That group of Venus with Cupid features gilt bronze highlights as well as some differing details surrounding the base of the sculpture.