• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 175

    A bronze figure of Michiel de Ruyter

    REDUCTION CAST BY LURASCO, AMSTERDAM AFTER A MODEL BY LOUIS ROYER (FLEMISH, 1793-1868), 19TH CENTURY

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    A bronze figure of Michiel de Ruyter
    Reduction cast by Lurasco, Amsterdam after a model by Louis Royer (Flemish, 1793-1868), 19th Century
    The back signed L. Roijer fecit 1841 and inscribed Gbrs Lurasco Amsterdam.
    86 cm. high


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    The original monument by Louis Royer, cast in iron, over life-size, was unveiled by King Willem II in Vlissingen on 25 August 1841.
    Another reduction cast, virtual similar to the one offered here, is in the collection of the Amsterdams Historisch Museum and illustrated in G. van den Hout ao. Louis Royer 1793-1868, Een Vlaamse beeldhouwer in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 1994, p. 70.

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