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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 7

    AN ITALIAN BRONZE AND SPECIMEN MARBLE BUST OF THE YOUNG MARCUS AURELIUS

    CIRCA 1840-50, CIRCLE OF BOSCHETTI

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    AN ITALIAN BRONZE AND SPECIMEN MARBLE BUST OF THE YOUNG MARCUS AURELIUS
    CIRCA 1840-50, CIRCLE OF BOSCHETTI
    Clad in a toga on a waisted green Eygptian Breccia socle
    28 in. (78.5 cm.) high


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    Artists such a Benedetto Boschetti (active 1820-1870) worked in Rome catering for the demand in 'antique' sculpture, which was destined for the influx of grand tourists, many of whom were English. A similar bust with bronze head and marble torso of the Emperor Caracalla signed by Boschetti was sold at Christie's London, 13 June 2002, lot 167.

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