10 June 2004
NEO-CLASSICAL SCULPTURE FORMERLY IN THE LARDEREL COLLECTION
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.
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