Pair of patinated bronze antique plaques of Night and Day

After Thorvaldsen, Bertel (Danish, 1770-1844)

£4,500

These antique figurative plaques are impressive not only for their large size, but also for their finely rendered attention to naturalistic detail.

 

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Description

Circular plaques cast in relief, depicting Classical scenes of winged maidens and cherubs with flowers and birds, 'Day' looking back towards a putto who holds a flaming torch that signifies dawn, 'Night' clutching two sleeping cherubim to her breast.

This pair of roundels were modelled after famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen's 'Night' and 'Day', which he produced in 1815 and 1816.

Details

Artist / Maker
After Thorvaldsen, Bertel (Danish, 1770-1844)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Early 20th Century
Period
Early 20th Century
Style
Classical, Figurative Art, Mythological
Material
Bronze
Colour
Brown

Dimensions

Diameter
80 cm / 31.5 inches

Reference:
013118

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