fine early c19th italian 'grand tour' souvenir bronze study after the antique of the borghese gladiator

Fine early C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze study , after the antique , of "The Borghese Gladiator ".


| $2,397 USD | €2,040 EUR

Item Ref

ML 1711


Fine early C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze study , after the antique , of "The Borghese Gladiator".
Well-cast example of the iconic statue of the warrior in fighting pose with well-sculpted muscular physique and torso, having lost both his shield and sword.
The ancient Hellenistic marble original now exhibited at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France. The statue having been discovered at Nettuno , near Anzio , Italy in 1611 and thence to Cardinal Borghese's estate where it remained in a room named after it at Villa Borghese, until 1807 when it was sold to Napoleon Bonaparte and taken to Paris.
Excellent original condition with rich patina with hues of chocolate and dark brown . Raised on a rectangular plinth base.
Examples of this iconic statue grace the museums , gardens and great houses and private collections of the world , including Houghton Hall, Highgrove, Blenheim and Windsor.
H 13"
W 9"
D 5"
Italy c.1830
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Internal Ref: ML 1711


Height = 33 cm (13")
Width = 23 cm (9")
Depth = 13 cm (5")

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