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    Sale 11899

    Sculpture

    13 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 75

    A MARBLE FIGURE OF PSYCHE ABANDONED

    BY PIETRO TENERANI (1789-1869), CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MARBLE FIGURE OF PSYCHE ABANDONED
    BY PIETRO TENERANI (1789-1869), CIRCA 1820
    On an integral naturalistically carved base
    46 7/8 in. (119 cm.) high


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    Tenerani's original model of Psyche Abandoned, carved in 1817 (now in the Palazzo Pitti) was such a popular success that the artist made numerous versions for leading patrons, each with a slight variation on the model.

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    Provenance

    Marcel Boussac (1889-1980), Paris and Château de Mivoisin, near Châtillon-Coligny, Loiret.
    Collections de Monsieur Marcel Boussac; Hôtel des Ventes, Lille, 15 March 1981, unnumbered lot (illustrated in cat., p. 10).