12 juillet 2010

A pair of bronze groups of the heroism of Marcus Curtius and the Farnese bull, by Francesco Bertos (1678-1741), circa 1730-40,

A pair of bronze groups of the heroism of Marcus Curtius and the Farnese bull, by Francesco Bertos (1678-1741), circa 1730-40, Estimate £150,000 - £200,000. Sold £211,250 to a UK Trade. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each on an integrally cast naturalistic base and later circular red velvet-covered plinth with brass plaques inscribed 'Bertos (Francesco) Venezia - VII - sec.'; blackish brown patina with warm medium brown high points; very minor repairs; 31¾ and 29 1/8 in. (81 and 74 cm.) high (2) Provenance: Giovanni... [Lire la suite]