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    Sale 7806

    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 508

    A BRONZE FIGURE OF BACCHUS, AFTER PIERRE GARNIER

    FRANCE, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BRONZE FIGURE OF BACCHUS, AFTER PIERRE GARNIER
    FRANCE, 18TH CENTURY
    Depicted standing in contrapposto, holding a tazza and grapes and leaning against a tree stump on an integrally cast plinth and rectangular grey marble pedestal, dark reddish brown patina with lighter high points
    14¼ in. (36.2 cm.) high; 21 in. (53.4 cm.) overall


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    Provenance

    Probably acquired by Sir William FitzHerbert, 1st Bt., whilst on the Grand Tour, circa 1768-9.


    Literature

    'Tissington Hall. - I. Derbyshire, The Seat of Sir Hugo Meynell FitzHerbert, Bt.', Country Life, 11 March 1911, p. 345, illustrated in situ in the Drawing-Room
    H.A. Tipping, 'Tissington Hall', English homes Period III - Vol. II Late Tudor and Early Stuart 1558-1649, London, 1927, p. 196, fig. 237