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    Sale 7608

    Important European Furniture and Sculpture

    10 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 79

    A BOTTICINO STONE FIGURE OF A SLEEPING WOMAN

    VENETIAN, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BOTTICINO STONE FIGURE OF A SLEEPING WOMAN
    VENETIAN, 18TH CENTURY
    The nude figure depicted recumbent on a draped cushion and with her head thrown back; on an integrally carved rectangular base; minor chips, losses, repairs; restorations
    22 in. (56 cm.) long


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    In its general attitude, the present nude figure recalls 18th century works such as the white marble figure of Endymion from the Royal Collection in Stockholm (see Leander Touati, op. cit., p. 97, pl. I).

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    Literature

    A N. Leander Touati, Ancient Sculptures in the Royal Museum, The Eighteenth century Collection in Stockholm, I, Stockholm, 1998.