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An Italian carved rosso antico marble model of the navicella by Benedetto Boschetti, Rome, mid-19th century

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 GBP

An Italian carved rosso antico marble model of the navicella by Benedetto Boschetti, Rome, mid-19th century

An Italian carved rosso antico marble model of the navicella by Benedetto Boschetti, Rome, mid-19th century

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 GBP

An Italian carved rosso antico marble model of the navicella by Benedetto Boschetti, Rome,

mid-19th century


the navicella raised on a part black-part yellow lumachella marble stepped plinth carved with three rosso antico panels of Bacchanalian cherubs, signed 'BOSCHETTI ROMA' to one side

33.5cm high, 57.5cm wide; 1ft. 1⅛in., 1ft. 10⅜in.

In overall good condition. Minor old marks and scratches consistent with age and use. Minor scuffs to edges as to be expected and some very minor losses to corner and surface in areas to lumachella on plinth.


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The Navicella is an ancient Roman sculpture of a ship, which was commissioned for the courtyard of the Church of Santa Maria in Domenica in Rome by Pope Leo X (1475-1521). A related example was sold Christie's New York, 23 October 2018, lot 327 ($10,000).

Benedetto Boschetti is to date not well documented although some of his works have been identified and his workshop in Via Condotti, no. 74, was listed in 1856, by Bonfigli in the Artistical Directory or Guide to the Studios of The Italian and Foreign Painters and Sculptors, Rome, 1856, which stated, 'The Establishment is particularly conspicuous for its great variety of marble works, bronzes, candelabras, table tops, etc. besides a rich collection of the best mosaics and shell engravings' and Boschetti had 'attained the Prize Medal at the Exhibition in London'. Boschetti is also mentioned in the 1858, 1867 and 1869 editions of Murray's Handbook, p.XXVI, sec. 36.