9 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 11,250
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A BRONZE INKWELL IN THE FORM OF ATLAS SUPPORTING THE CELESTIAL GLOBE
ITALIAN, WORKSHOP OF SEVERO DA RAVENNA, MID 16TH CENTURY
On a circular rinceaux-cast base with bun feet, inscribed in red paint '1955.360'
9½ in. (24 cm.) high
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The bronze figure of Atlas offered here derives from the same model used to cast the figure of Atlas Supporting the Globe of Heaven in the Frick Collection, New York (see http://collections.frick.org/Obj334$3112).
PROPERTY OF THE WADSWORTH ATHENAEUM MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE EUROPEAN PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE PURCHASE FUND (LOTS 111-142)
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