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    Sale 2172

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Tapestries and Oriental Carpets

    9 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 140

    A BRONZE GROUP OF HERCULES AND THE HYDRA

    AFTER A MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO ALGARDI, PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BRONZE GROUP OF HERCULES AND THE HYDRA
    AFTER A MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO ALGARDI, PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY
    Hercules dressed in his lion pelt and wielding a club (now missing) alongside Iolaus wielding a dagger (now missing) and holding a severed head, inscribed in red paint '62.440'
    11¾ in. (30 cm.) high


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this bronze is after a model attributed to Algardi, is probably 19th century and has been published in the following:

    J. Balogh, 'Due bronzetti di Alessandro Algardi' in Arte in Europa. Scritti di storia dell'arte in onore di Edoardo Arslan, Milan, 1966, I, pp. 700-701, fig. 446.

    J. Montagu, Alessandro Algardi, New Haven, 1985, vol. 1, fig. 235, p. 202 and vol. 2, no. 128.D.3, pp. 408-409.


    Literature

    J. Balogh, 'Due bronzetti di Alessandro Algardi' in Arte in Europa. Scritti di storia dell'arte in onore di Edoardo Arslan, Milan, 1966, I, pp. 700-701, fig. 446.
    J. Montagu, Alessandro Algardi, New Haven, 1985, vol. 1, fig. 235, p. 202 and vol. 2, no. 128.D.3, pp. 408-409.