ITALIAN, ROME, CIRCA 1800-1830 | AFTER THE ANTIQUE | RELIEF WITH THE ALDOBRANDINI WEDDING
ITALIAN, ROME, CIRCA 1800-1830 | AFTER THE ANTIQUE | RELIEF WITH THE ALDOBRANDINI WEDDING
ITALIAN, ROME, CIRCA 1800-1830 | AFTER THE ANTIQUE | RELIEF WITH THE ALDOBRANDINI WEDDING
ITALIAN, ROME, CIRCA 1800-1830 | AFTER THE ANTIQUE | RELIEF WITH THE ALDOBRANDINI WEDDING
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ITALIAN, ROME, CIRCA 1800-1830 | AFTER THE ANTIQUE | RELIEF WITH THE ALDOBRANDINI WEDDING

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP

ITALIAN, ROME, CIRCA 1800-1830 | AFTER THE ANTIQUE | RELIEF WITH THE ALDOBRANDINI WEDDING

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

ITALIAN, ROME, CIRCA 1800-1830

AFTER THE ANTIQUE

RELIEF WITH THE ALDOBRANDINI WEDDING


rosso antico marble in three layers, in a gilt brass frame

relief: 11 by 39.5cm., 4⅜ by 15½in.

frame: 19.5 by 49cm., 7⅝ by 19¼in.


Related Literature

F. Haskell and N. Penny, Taste and the Antique: The Lure of Classical Sculpture, 1500-1900, London, 1981, p. 76

Condition Report

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Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

The present attractive rosso antico relief follows the famous fresco in Vatican Museums (inv. no. 79631). The fresco, detached from its original setting after its discovery in Rome on the Esquiline Hill in 1606, dates to the Augustan Age. For nearly 150 years, the Aldobrandini Wedding was one of few antique paintings known. It formed part of the collection of Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini (1571-1621), and was later acquired by Pope Pius VII in 1818. It appears to represent a generic wedding scene, the bride being consoled in the centre, a sacrifice happening to the left, and musicians playing on the right.  

ITALIAN, ROME, CIRCA 1800-1830 | AFTER THE ANTIQUE | RELIEF WITH THE ALDOBRANDINI WEDDING
ITALIAN, ROME, CIRCA 1800-1830 | AFTER THE ANTIQUE | RELIEF WITH THE ALDOBRANDINI WEDDING
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