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743

Italian, Florence, 17th century

Christ at the column

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, sold to Benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation

Italian, Florence, 17th century

Italian, Florence, 17th century

Christ at the column

Christ at the column

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Italian, Florence, 17th century

Christ at the column


bronze, on turned ebonized wood socle

height 6 3/4 in.; 14.1cm.

Overall general surface abrasions/dents. Olive-gold patina beneath remains of reddish brown lacquer. Old lead repair to ankle area on his proper left leg and on the side of the lower leg. Some dents on his buttox. The piece needs re-affixing to the base. Some losses to base


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Cyril Humphris, London;
His sale, Sotheby's New York, 10 January 1995, lot 218

As Avery notes, the present model was attributed to Giambologna on the basis of the strong modeling of the body and the hands of the figure but is more likely to have been cast by a younger follower. There are at least two other identical versions, both of which were attributed to Antonio Susini, the first was from the Beit Collection, sold in Christie's, 7 December 2006, lot 197 and another formerly in the Barbara Piasecka Johnson Collection and exhibited at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. This model has been also variously ascribed to a French sculptor, perhaps associated with Prieur, due to the attention to detail, facture and color of the casts.


RELATED LITERATURE

C. Avery and A. Radcliffe, Giambologna. Sculptor to the Medici, exhibition catalogue, London, Edinburgh, 1978, cat. no. 96