late c19th italian bronze 'grand tour' souvenir sculpture after the antique spinario

Late C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture, after the antique, "Spinario" .



Item Ref

ML 1901


Late C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture, after the antique, " The Spinario ".
Well-cast desk-top scale bronze sculpture of the iconic statue of "The Spinario " or Thorn-puller . Souvenir bronzes such as this ,were produced for rich tourists completing the 'Grand Tour" of the classical sights and sites of Europe .
The Boy with Thorn , also called Fedele or Spinario, is an ancient Greco-Romano Hellenistic bronze sculpture now housed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori , Rome , Italy .
The subject , a faithful messenger, thought to be a lowly shepherd boy , is depicted in intense concentration attempting to draw a thorn from the sole of his foot.
Good consistent dark patination.
H 8"
W 4"
D 6"
Italy , probably Naples c.1880
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Internal Ref: ML 1901


Height = 20 cm (8")
Width = 10 cm (4")
Depth = 15 cm (6")

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