c19th 'countryhouse' cast plaster classical figure

C19th 'Country-house' cast plaster classical figure.


| $1,461 USD | €1,307 EUR

Item Ref

ML 1512


C19th 'Country-house' cast plaster classical figure. Interesting plaster figure of classical male subject depicted nude in contrapposto pose with raised arm , the torso wrapped in a fishing net . The figure stands upon a naturalistically modelled base against a rocky outcrop background . Of good scale with a worn grey paint finish in imitation of lead , some minor old repairs .
Flat-backed and flat right-hand side , probably conceived to stand in a hall-way or stair-way niche.
Figures of this type were produced in demand for classically-inspired decorative schemes and manufactured by firms such as the Italian-born Domenico Brucciani & Co. of London. Such figures were taken from marble works of Greek and Roman antiquity , and were regarded as essential requisites for the cultured interiors of well-travelled and educated gentlemen .
The 'Cast Courts' of the Victorian and Albert Museum , London , hold a vast and varied collection and examples of this type of art form .
H 40"
D 12"
W 14"
England c. 1840
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
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Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
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Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 1512


Height = 101.6002 cm (40")
Width = 35.5601 cm (14")
Depth = 30.4801 cm (12")

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