13 November 2003
A BRONZE FIGURE OF A WRESTLER
Italian, after Canova, 19th century
On an integrally cast rectangular plinth and a rectangular marble pedestal with moulded top and bottom edges.
Dark brown patina with lighter high points; chips to marble base.
10¾ in. (27.4 cm.) high
15½ in. (39.3 cm.) high, overall.
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The present lot is a reduction of Antonio Canova's (1757-1822) famous marble called the Creugante housed in the Musei Vaticani, Rome and dated to circa 1795-1801.
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