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    Sale 5923

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    12 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 454

    A FRENCH BRONZE MODEL OF DIANA THE HUNTRESS

    LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH BRONZE MODEL OF DIANA THE HUNTRESS
    LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    After the Antique, with 'REDUCTION MECANIQUE' stamp, on a later stained wood plinth
    The bronze -- 16 in. (40.5 cm.) high


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    The present lot is after the antique marble of the virgin huntress now housed in the Louvre, Paris. The marble was first recorded in 1586 in Fontainbleau but was later moved under Louis XIV to the Grande Galerie at Versailles and finally to the Louvre in 1789. F. Haskell and N. Penny, Taste and the Antique - The Lure of Classical Sculpture 1500-1900, New Haven and London, 1981, no. 30.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


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