After the models by Francesco Bertos (1678-1741)
French, 18th century
Allegories of Summer (or Zephyr) and Autumn (or Bacchus),
pair of bronze figures, red brown patina; on 18th century bronze, tortoiseshell and engraved brass marquetry bases (the lower parts of the bases later)
Haut. (overall) 42cm. and 47cm., 17 in. and 18½ in.; (bronze) 30 cm. and 35cm., 11¾ in. and 13¾ in.
Formerly Jean Bloch collection, Paris
Thence by descent to the present owner, private collection, Paris
C. Avery, The triumph of motion. Francesco Bertos (1678-1741) and the art of sculpture. Catalogue raisonné, Turin, 2008, p. 198, n° 79-80 (ill.)