13 June 2002
A BRONZE MODEL OF A PACING BULL
After Giambologna, Italian, late 18th or early 19th century
On a later rectangular wooden base.
Greenish brown patina and lighter high points.
8¾ in. (21.6 cm.) high
12¾ in. (31.8 cm.) high, overall
Almost certainly acquired by George William, 6th Earl of Coventry (1722-1809) and thence by descent.
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C. Avery, Giambologna - The Complete Sculpture, Oxford, 1987, no. 144, p. 270.
See also the note to the previous lot.
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