6 December 2007
A BRONZE FIGURE OF DAVID
AFTER GIANLORENZO BERNINI, FLEMISH OR ITALIAN, FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY
David depicted standing astride a cuirass and shield, and holding a stone in his left hand and the remains of the sling in his right; on an integrally cast base inscribed to the reverse with the monogram 'LD'; medium brown patina with lighter high points; minor dents and abrasions
16¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high
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A. Jacobs, Laurent Delvaux, Gand, 1696 - Nivelles, 1778, Paris, 1999, S49, p. 261.
The monogram 'LD' on the base of the present bronze has not been identified to date. Although Laruent Delvaux is known to have executed examples of the David in marble and terracotta (see Jacobs, loc. cit.), he is not principally known to have worked in bronze.
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