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    Sale 12187

    Opulence

    10 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 135

    VITTORIO CARADOSSI (ITALIAN, 1861-1918)

    Leda and the Swan

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    VITTORIO CARADOSSI (ITALIAN, 1861-1918)
    Leda and the Swan
    signed Prof. V. Caradossi/Florence, on the original white marble pedestal
    marble
    The figure: 46 in. (117 cm.) high
    The pedestal: 35 ¾ in. (90.8 cm.) high
    Circa 1900.


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    The present lot is a wonderfully balanced model depicting Leda and the Swan, a story from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus in the form of a swan seduces Leda. In addition to the present lot, only one example of this subject is extent, sold at Christie's, London, 6 March 2014, lot 150 (£194,500).

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE TEXAS COLLECTION