Antique patinated bronze sculpture of putti

£4,500

This superb patinated bronze sculptural group depicts a pair of wonderfully cast and finished putti, the two of which struggle to obtain a human heart.

 

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Description

This beautiful Belle Époque sculpture, created from patinated bronze in France during the latter years of the 19th Century, depicts a pair of putti gently wrestling. The pair stand on an oval naturalistically cast bronze base. The object of each putto’s desire—and the cause of their wrestling with one another—is a small heart, which sits on the base below. The cupidine putti struggle to win the heart—the classical reference is unmistakable. Each putto is wonderfully cast and finished, rendered in a lifelike, naturalistic pose, his features—such as his hair and wings—delicately detailed and designed to be seen in the round. Moreover, the warm patination accents individual aspects of the sculptural group, such as the hair atop the putti’s heads, which, given the skilled patination, has a warm and golden character.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Academic, Classical, Figurative Art, Napoleonic
Material
Bronze, Patinated Bronze
Colour
Brown, Metallic

Dimensions

Height
41 cm / 16.1 inches
Width
33 cm / 13 inches
Depth
23 cm / 9.1 inches

Reference:
16416

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