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A Pair of Venetian Baroque Carved Ebony Sculptures, Circle of Andrea Brustolon, Late 17th/Early 18th Century

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

A Pair of Venetian Baroque Carved Ebony Sculptures, Circle of Andrea Brustolon, Late 17th/Early 18th Century

A Pair of Venetian Baroque Carved Ebony Sculptures, Circle of Andrea Brustolon, Late 17th/Early 18th Century

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


A Pair of Venetian Baroque Carved Ebony Sculptures, Circle of Andrea Brustolon, Late 17th/Early 18th Century

On modern ebonized wood pedestals.


height without pedestals 35 and 36 in.

89 and 91.5 cm.

One figure with multiply age splits and early repair including some fills, natural occurring cracks consistent to the material, some wax fills at the ankles and overall with some minor chips, dents and losses, one acanthus scroll end re-attached, each with two very small metal plugs for securing, restoration to mother-of-pearl eyes and some very minor inactive woodworm traces at rockwork bases. The other figure with minor repair and retouches to fingers at proper right hand and with some minor replacements and repair at both hands. Overall with age cracks and minor losses naturally consistent with age.


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Rothschild Collection, France

Philippe de Nicolay, Le Haras d'Estimauville, Normandy, France

Christie's Paris, 26-27 October 2010, lot 368

Tomasso Brothers, London 2012

Alexis Gregory, New York

Moors have been depicted in various art forms in Western Europe for centuries, but it was really with the strengthening of trade links between Africa and Asia in the latter part of the 17th century that the fashion for depicting Moors developed. In particular, Venice, with its vast maritime trading empire, specialized in this kind of representation. The figures here are similar to a work by Andrea Brustolon (1662-1732). These figures offer many characteristic aspects of the artist's work, both in their acrobatic positions, their eyes encrusted with mother-of-pearl and in the treatment of the hair and the body.