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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 510

    A BRONZE FIGURE OF THE FARNESE FLORA, AFTER THE ANTIQUE

    ITALY, LATE 18TH OR EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BRONZE FIGURE OF THE FARNESE FLORA, AFTER THE ANTIQUE
    ITALY, LATE 18TH OR EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Depicted standing in contrapposto, on an integrally cast square plinth and spreading square wood pedestal, dark reddish brown patina with later high points
    19¾ in. (50.2 cm.) high, 25 in. (63 cm.) high 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