ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY AFTER THE ANTIQUE | SILENUS WITH THE INFANT DIONYSUS
ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY AFTER THE ANTIQUE | SILENUS WITH THE INFANT DIONYSUS
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KILLADOON HOUSE, PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT IRISH ESTATE

ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY AFTER THE ANTIQUE | SILENUS WITH THE INFANT DIONYSUS

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

KILLADOON HOUSE, PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT IRISH ESTATE

ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY AFTER THE ANTIQUE | SILENUS WITH THE INFANT DIONYSUS

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

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Lot Details

Description

KILLADOON HOUSE, PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT IRISH ESTATE


ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY

AFTER THE ANTIQUE

SILENUS WITH THE INFANT DIONYSUS


bronze, on an ebonised wood base with gilt bronze mounts

bronze: 23.5cm., 9¼in.

base: 10cm., 4in.

Condition Report

Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with some wear and dirt and to the surface consistent with age, including dust throughout and minor greening in the crevices. There are a few small nicks, notably to the satyr's thighs. Minor surface abrasions, including at the back. There is some pinkish residue below the proper left arm and the terrasse at the back. There is a minor stable fissure at the boy's proper right arm. The bronze attaches to the base with a large metal screw.

A panel of the wood base at the front and another at the back are lost. One panel at the side has been reattached. There is some further general wear to the base.


"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.

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