A Tale of Love and Hate in Ferdinando Tacca’s Apollo and Daphne

London | December 2018

A masterpiece of movement and technical virtuosity, Ferdinando Tacca’s Apollo and Daphne is the most dynamic of the master sculptor’s small-scale bronze compositions. Representing one of the greatest tales of classical antiquity, it combines the contrasting emotions of Apollo who has been struck by Cupid’s arrow of love, with the nymph Daphne, who Cupid has mischievously struck with an arrow of hate. A highlight of our upcoming sale Old Master Sculpture & Works of Art (4 December | London), Tacca’s work is a unique opportunity to acquire one of his rarest models. Click here to watch more videos.

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