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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 501

    A COPENHAGEN TERRACOTTA GROUP OF A GANYMEDE AND ZEUS

    AFTER BERTEHL THORVALDSEN

    Price Realised  

    A COPENHAGEN TERRACOTTA GROUP OF A GANYMEDE AND ZEUS
    After Bertehl Thorvaldsen
    The rectangular plinth impressed P Ipsen Kjobennavn Eneret 349
    7½ in. (19 cm.) high;
    and another terracotta group after Joseph Gott, depicting the draped figures of a shepherd and sleeping maiden, the base inscribed J. GOTT. FT, 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high (2)


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    Joseph Gott (1785-1860) worked as an apprentice in the studio of John Flaxman. He had a successful career, and produced a variety of works in marble, including mythological and biblical figures. This model is related to a series of small-scale terracottas of sleeping mythological figures which Gott was known to have executed in the 1820s and early 1830s, such as A Sleeping Bacchante, A Sleeping Venus, and A Sleeping Nymph (Leeds, op. cit., G45, G48, G56, pp. 44-45).

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    Provenance

    with William Agnew & Company Ltd.