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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 37

    A MARBLE BAS-RELIEF ROUNDEL OF 'DAY'

    CIRCA 1815-20, ATTRIBUTED TO THE WORKSHOP OF BERTEL THORVALDSEN

    Price Realised  

    A MARBLE BAS-RELIEF ROUNDEL OF 'DAY'
    CIRCA 1815-20, ATTRIBUTED TO THE WORKSHOP OF BERTEL THORVALDSEN
    In a giltwood frame, with paper label to the reverse stamped '...DAVIDSON SEPT 1925', giltwood frame
    17¾ in. (45 cm.) diameter


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    Born in Copenhagen in 1768 Bertel Thorvaldsen spent most of his working life in Rome, where, after the death of Antonio Canova in 1822, he became the foremost Neo-classical sculptor. Thorvaldsen was famed during his early period for his Classical subjects and his reliefs were, like his statues of Venus (181316), Hebe (1816) and the Three Graces with Cupid (181719), executed in a number of marble versions in his studio. Among the most widely reproduced releifs were the circular Night and Day and a larger (84 cm. diameter) example of the present lot is in the collection of the Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen.

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