13 June 2002,
Price realised GBP 15,535
GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
A BRONZE GROUP OF A CENTAUR ABDUCTING A NYMPH
Workshop of Francesco Fanelli, first half 17th century
On an integral naturalistic rectangular base.
Dark brown patina with reddish brown high points; the bow and quiver cast separately.
7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) high
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For another version of this model see W. Wixom, Renaissance Bronzes from Ohio Collections, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1975, no. 151.
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