late c19th italian carved alabaster reduction 'grand tour' souvenir after the antique of spinario or 'the thornpuller' signed by pietro bazzanti florence

Late C19th Italian carved alabaster reduction 'Grand Tour' souvenir, after the antique, of Spinario or 'The Thorn-puller' , signed by Pietro Bazzanti , Florence.



Item Ref

ML 1801


Late C19th Italian carved alabaster reduction sculpture 'Grand Tour' souvenir, after the antique ,of Spinario or 'The Thorn-puller' signed by Pietro Bazzanti , Florence.
Well-carved alabaster reduction of "Lo Spinario" , the iconic antique statue of the young boy seated on a rock shown in deep concentration whilst engaged in removing a thorn from the sole of his foot.
The original statue of Spinario or "Il Fidele", is an original Greco-Romano Hellenistic bronze which is now housed in the Capitoline Museum, Rome.
Signed to the rear edge by the workshops of "Pietro Bazzanti , Firenze" . The sculpture workshops and gallery of Pietro Bazzanti and Son , were central in the production of Florentine sculpture throughout the mid and late nineteenth century.
In excellent original condition with no damage or repairs.
H 12"
W 8"
D 8"
Italy , Florence c.1890
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Internal Ref: ML 1801


Height = 30 cm (12")
Width = 20 cm (8")
Depth = 20 cm (8")

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