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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part I

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 263

    A TERRACOTTA FRAGMENTARY FIGURE OF THE FAUN WITH KID

    LATE 18TH CENTURY, AFTER THE ANTIQUE

    Price Realised  

    A TERRACOTTA FRAGMENTARY FIGURE OF THE FAUN WITH KID
    LATE 18TH CENTURY, AFTER THE ANTIQUE
    The faun shown naked, holding the kid across his shoulder, damages and restorations
    17 in. (43 cm.) high


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    The present figure is after the much celebrated original unearthed in Rome between 1674 and 1676 during the opening of the new road adjoining the Chiesa Nuova. Formerly in the collections of the Queen of Sweden and then the Odescalchi family it was purchased by Philip V of Spain in 1724 and kept in the country palace of San Ildefonso until 1839 when it was taken to the Prado. It is thought to be a 2nd century A.D. Roman copy of a bronze original of the 3rd Century B.C.

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    Provenance

    The Earls Poulett, Hinton House, Hinton St. George, Somerset.
    Purchased by Roger Warner at Lawrences' house sale on 23 October 1968.