14 December 1999
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SAINT MARK
CIRCLE OF JACOB COBAERT (1535-1615), FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY
On an integrally cast plinth and a later square porphyry pedestal.
Very minor wear to gilding; restorations to pedestal.
9 in. (24.7 cm.) high
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J. Montagu, Gold, Silver and Bronze - Metal Sculpture of the Roman Baroque, New Haven and London, 1996, pp. 35-39, fig. 60.
The present figure is a another example of the standing Saint Mark from the 16th century gilt-bronze tabernacle made for the church of S. Luigi dei Francesi in Rome (Montagu, op. cit, fig. 60), attributed to Jacob Cobaert.
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