12 December 2000
A BRONZE FIGURE OF NEPTUNE
AFTER JACOPO SANSOVINO, 18TH CENTURY
On an integrally cast naturalistic base.
Dark brown patina with lighter high points.
115/8 in. (29.5 cm.) high
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B. Boucher, The Sculpture of Jacopo Sansovino, New Haven and London, 1991, no. 35, fig. 310.
The original model can be found on the staircase of the Doge's palace, Venice. The colossal marble (4.4 m. high) is accompanied by the figure of Mars, also by Sansovino. Both date to the first half of the 16th century (Boucher, loc.cit.).
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