After the antique; a bronze of Silenus carrying the infant Bacchus, standing leaning against a tree trunk draped with an animal skin and on canted square base, unsigned, 55cm high, 22cm square
Footnote: The original antique marble sculpture was discovered in Rome in the Renaissance and is now in the permanent collection of the Louvre in Paris. It was thought to have been carved by Praxiteles in the fourth century BC. See F Souchal “French Sculptures of the 17th and 18th centuries”; “The Reign of Louis XVI, A-F ‘Oxford 1977’, G-L ‘Oxford 1981’, M-Z ‘Oxford 1987”.
Sold for £1,200
Discolouration to patina in places and spotting to infant, general light surface wear
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