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A COPENHAGEN TERRACOTTA GROUP OF A GANYMEDE AND ZEUS

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A COPENHAGEN TERRACOTTA GROUP OF A GANYMEDE AND ZEUS

AFTER BERTEHL THORVALDSEN

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A COPENHAGEN TERRACOTTA GROUP OF A GANYMEDE AND ZEUS After Bertehl Thorvaldsen The rectangular plinth impressed P Ipsen Kjobennavn Eneret 349 7½ in. (19 cm.) high; and another terracotta group after Joseph Gott, depicting the draped figures of a shepherd and sleeping maiden, the base inscribed J. GOTT. FT, 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high (2)
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with William Agnew & Company Ltd.
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Joseph Gott (1785-1860) worked as an apprentice in the studio of John Flaxman. He had a successful career, and produced a variety of works in marble, including mythological and biblical figures. This model is related to a series of small-scale terracottas of sleeping mythological figures which Gott was known to have executed in the 1820s and early 1830s, such as A Sleeping Bacchante, A Sleeping Venus, and A Sleeping Nymph (Leeds, op. cit., G45, G48, G56, pp. 44-45).

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