31 janvier 2010

Italy, 18th century. Farnese Hercules

Italy, 18th century. Farnese Hercules. photo Sotheby's bronze. inscribed: ΕΛΥΚζΟΝ ΑΟΗΝΛΙΟº ΗΟΙΟΙ on front of rocky support; and bearing the inscription ANNO.1602 on front right side of plinth. height 28 3/4 in., 73 cm. Est. 30,000—40,000 USD. Lot Sold 68,500 USD PROVENANCE: Heim Gallery, London LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Penny 1992, vol. II, no. 416 NOTE: RELATED LITERATURE: Haskell and Penny, 1981, no. 46 The colossal antique marble figure of the Farnese Hercules, signed by Glycon and now in the Museo... [Lire la suite]