• The Manolo March Collection Fr auction at Christies

    Sale 7817

    The Manolo March Collection From Son Galcerán, Mallorca

    28 - 29 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 335

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN CARVED MARBLE GROUPS OF A LION ATTACKING A BULL AND A LION ATTACKING A HORSE

    18TH CENTURY, AFTER THE ANTIQUE

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN CARVED MARBLE GROUPS OF A LION ATTACKING A BULL AND A LION ATTACKING A HORSE
    18TH CENTURY, AFTER THE ANTIQUE
    Each on an integrally carved naturalistic base and a rectangular canted marble pedestal, one pedestal inscribed to the interior 'IL DAUANTI DELLA TESTA DEL LEONE'; minor losses, damages and weathering
    52 and 51 in. (132 and 129.5 cm.) high; 90½ and 89½ in. (226.5 cm.) high overall (2)


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    These magnificent sculptural groups were placed by Russell Page in the gardens at Cala Ratjada, Mallorca. The arcadian English-inspired landscape garden was interspersed with works by both traditional and more contemporary modern artists including Henry Moore, Eduardo Chillida, and Salvador Dali.

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    Provenance

    Acquired by Don Bartome March for Cala Ratjada, Mallorca circa 1965.


    Literature

    Donald G. Murray, Jardines De Mallorca, illustrated in situ at Torre Cega, Calle Ratjada, Mallorca.