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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 105

    AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE BUST OF ISIS

    BY ANDREA GALLASSI, 1841, AFTER THE ANTIQUE

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE BUST OF ISIS
    BY ANDREA GALLASSI, 1841, AFTER THE ANTIQUE
    The socle inscribed 'A. Gallassi. Cop. Roma. 1841
    20 in. (51 cm.) high


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    The Antique bust of this statue representative of Isis is in the Galleria dei Busti of the Museo Pio-Clementino in the Vatican in Rome. There is also a prototype for the Antique in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum in Copenhagen.

    The works of Andrea Gallassi (1793-1845) include a group of the Madonna and Child (1825 approx.) in the Chiesa della Gran Madre di Dio in Turin and busts of Charles Felix I of Sardinia and Maria Christina of Bourbon (1826), pairs of which are now in Castello Reale di Racconigi and the Royal Palace of Genoa. Further examples of his work can also be seen in the Sardinian cathedrals of Oristano and Cagliari.

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