10 June 2004
A CARVED MARBLE BUST OF SOCRATES
AFTER THE ANTIQUE, 17TH OR 18TH CENTURY
On an associated circular marble socle.
Minor weathering; chips.
15 in. (38 cm.) high
21 in. (53.3 cm.) high, overall
Almost certainly Francesco Giacomo Larderel, Count of Montecerboli (1789-1858).
Purchased by the family of the vendor at a sale of works of art from the Palazzo Larderel, Livorno, circa 1970.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
NEO-CLASSICAL SCULPTURE FORMERLY IN THE LARDEREL COLLECTION
A survey of the short but fierce career of a 20th-century icon — including an important work offered in London
On 25 June Christie’s offers one of the American artist’s large-scale works, a powerful satire of American ideas about race, sex, stereotypes and violence