AFTER A MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO FRANÇOIS DUQUESNOY (1597-1643) ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY | EXECUTIONER
AFTER A MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO FRANÇOIS DUQUESNOY (1597-1643) ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY | EXECUTIONER
AFTER A MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO FRANÇOIS DUQUESNOY (1597-1643) ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY | EXECUTIONER
AFTER A MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO FRANÇOIS DUQUESNOY (1597-1643) ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY | EXECUTIONER
AFTER A MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO FRANÇOIS DUQUESNOY (1597-1643) ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY | EXECUTIONER
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KILLADOON HOUSE, PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT IRISH ESTATE

AFTER A MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO FRANÇOIS DUQUESNOY (1597-1643) ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY | EXECUTIONER

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

KILLADOON HOUSE, PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT IRISH ESTATE

AFTER A MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO FRANÇOIS DUQUESNOY (1597-1643) ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY | EXECUTIONER

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

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Description

KILLADOON HOUSE, PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT IRISH ESTATE


AFTER A MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO FRANÇOIS DUQUESNOY (1597-1643)

ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY

EXECUTIONER


bronze

27cm., 10⅝in.

Condition Report

Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. The surface is slightly dry. There are a few minor scratches and abrasions to the lacquer patina, including at the abdomen and proper right leg and the shoulder blades. There is flaking to the patina in several areas. There are a few minor stable hairline fissures, including at the back. The severed head is slightly loose but stable in its setting. There is some warping to the blade of the separately-cast sword. There is surface dust throughout.


"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Cataloguing

Provenance

Probably acquired by Robert Clements, 1st Earl of Leitrim (1732-1804)

Literature

Inventory, 26th September 1807, probably one of the '12 bronze figures groups over bookcases' in the Library;

Inventory, 10th February 1812, probably one of the 'Seven Bronze figurines upon one Bookcase, five Bronze figurines...upon the other' in the Library;

Inventory, April 1830, ditto;

Inventory, 27th June 1836, probably one of the ‘bronze figures copies from the antique all brought from Rome by Robert Earl of Leitrim' in the Library.

Catalogue Note

RELATED LITERATURE

M. Boudon-Machuel, François du Quesnoy 1597-1643, Paris, 2005, pp. 333-335, no. 125

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