c19th 'grand tour' souvenir bronze statue after the antique the dancing faun with clappers

C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze statue, after the antique, "The Dancing Faun with Clappers" .


| $3,262 USD | €2,776 EUR

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C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze statue , after the antique,"The Dancing Faun with Clappers" .
Good large-scale bronze figure of the iconic woodland Faun from Greco-Romano mythology. Depicted with pointed ears , tail and frenzied facial expression, dancing with cymbals in his hands whilst his right foot rests upon a 'scabellum' ( an Ancient Greek percussion instrument) .
The original ancient marble torso attributed to Praxiteles of Athens , was first recorded in the C17th in the collection of the Duke of Tuscany , thought to have had the head and arms replaced and modelled by the great Renaissance master Michelangelo. Now in the Uffizi, Florence, Italy .
Versions of this iconic statue grace the great collections and museums of the world, including a large copy cast after Massimiliano Soldani Benz (1648-1740) in the grounds of Blenheim Place , Oxfordshire, seat of the Dukes of Marlborough.
This well-cast bronze version depicted entirely naked and raised on an integral oval base with cast trailing ivy detail , an ivy-wrapped tree-trunk to the side . The whole sculpture having a consistent dark green patination to the bronze . The faun having well-defined musculature and veining to the skin , the hands with realistic sinews and finger-nail details. The detailed bronze casting skilfully conveying the movement , power and frenzy of the celebrating mythological creature .
In excellent original condition with only minor highlights to the hair from handling.
Indistinct Foundry mark lettering to rear of the base .
H 22"
W 10"
D 10"
Italy c. 1880
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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Internal Ref: 198


Height = 55 cm (22")
Width = 25 cm (10")
Depth = 25 cm (10")

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