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A set of fine Italian white marble figures, emblematic of the Seasons, on pedestals
THE ESTATE OF FRANK JOHNSON HIGHTOWER
A set of fine Italian white marble figures, emblematic of the Seasons, on pedestals

BY ARISTIDE FONTANA, CIRCA 1860

Details
A set of fine Italian white marble figures, emblematic of the Seasons, on pedestals
By Aristide Fontana, Circa 1860
Each scantily-clad in classical robes, Winter wearing a cloak and by a pile of logs, Spring with flower chain and standing by a rose-bush, Summer with sheath of corn and scythe, Autumn with grapes and wine-cup, each on a circular naturalistic base inscribed Aristide Fontana, on a painted faux portoro marble cylindrical wooden pedestal
Winter: 42½in. (108cm.) high; Spring: 45¼in. (115cm.) high; Summer: 43in. (109.2cm.) high; Autumn: 44in. (111.8cm.) high
The pedestals: 36¼in. (92cm.) high (4)
Provenance
Purchased from French & Co., New York, through Mortimer Adler, circa 1949-50.
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