12 December 2000
A RECTANGULAR IVORY RELIEF OF MUSIC-MAKING PUTTI
CIRCLE OF FRANÇOIS DUQUESNOY (1597-1643), 17TH CENTURY
On a wood mount bordered with ivory strips; in a modern parcel-gilt wood frame.
11¾ in. (30 cm.) wide
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C. Avery, Finger Prints of the Artist - European Terra-cotta Sculpture from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Washington, 1979, no. 19. pp. 70-72.
This delicately executed relief is a variant of the marble relief executed by Duquesnoy for the Filomarino Chapel in SS Apostoli, Naples. For an illustration of the marble, see Avery loc. cit..
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