14 December 1999
A GILT-BRONZE GROUP OF TWO PUTTI FIGHTING OVER A TORCH
INSPIRED BY THOMIRE, CIRCA 1800
On a later rectangular red marble plinth; cast in several sections.
Very minor wear to gilding.
6 in. (15.2 cm.) high
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On 6 and 7 of December Christie’s will offer almost 400 lots from a collection that includes works by Hals, Van Dyck, Leyster, Snyders and Jan Brueghel the Elder
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous