• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 67

    A bronze model of a pacing bull

    AFTER GIAMBOLOGNA, FRENCH, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A bronze model of a pacing bull
    After Giambologna, French, early 19th century
    On a rectangular Siena marble base
    19 cm. high, 30 cm. high (incl. socle)


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    Giambologna (1529-1698), court sculptor to the Medici, was famed for his depictions of animals, either in combat or repose. The present bronze is the rarer of two types of bulls attributed to the master. For a discussion of the two types, see C. Avery, Giambologna - The Complete Sculpture, Oxford, 1987, pp. 269-270, nos. 143-143, fig. 67.

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