Pair of terracotta sculptures emblematic of Hunting and Fishing

£18,000

These impressive antique terracotta figures take inspiration from Classical art and literature, which often personified abstract forms or activities.

 

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Description

Each of this pair of figures is set onto a square stepped pedestal. The figures stand on circular bases, and take the form of a woman who represents the allegory of Fishing, holding a fish, and a man who represents the allegory of Hunting, holding a game bird.

One figure inscribed 'Arnaud Etienne Henry, Marseille'
Both pedestals inscribed 'M.I.T.A.L/Terrecotte/IMPRUNETA'

The female figure: height 220cm, width 57cm, depth 60cm
The male figure: height 215cm, width 51cm, depth 38cm

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Style
Mythological
Material
Terracotta
Colour
Brown

Dimensions

Height
220.5 cm / 86.6 inches

Reference:
010982

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