24 April 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,500
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A PAIR OF BRONZE STATUES OF A YOUNG FAUN AND A BACCHIC PUTTO
SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF CLODION
Each depicted running with a berried crown of ivy, and with ivy draped over his body, the young boy clutching a dog and a partridge, the young faun clutching an owl, on a circular base with a tree stump
The largest statue: 10¼ in. (26 cm.) high (2)
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These bronze figures are based on the terracotta examples entitled Satyre enfant courant avec un hibou modeled circa 1780 by Jean-Michel Claude, dit Clodion, and now in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio.
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