late c19th italian bronze grand tour souvenir reduction after the antique of the dying gaul

Late C19th Italian bronze ‘Grand Tour’ souvenir reduction, after the antique , of “The Dying Gaul” .


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Late C19th Italian bronze ‘Grand Tour’ souvenir reduction, after the antique , of “The Dying Gaul” .
Mounted on the original Rosso Levanto marble base with a moulded edge. Well cast detailed study of the iconic sculpture , depicting the wounded Gaul wearing his neck torc ,slumped upon his broken sword , shield and horn in defeat.
Naked apart from a modesty fig-leaf , the mortally wounded warrior is portrayed with his head bent downward , his belt and discarded martial equipment lie around him .
The Roman marble version of the Hellenistic original was re-discovered in the C17th whilst excavations were made for the “Villa Ludovisi “ in Rome , and later housed therein. Now exhibited in the Capitoline Museum, Rome .
Marble and bronze copies of this powerful sculpture can be found in many of the sculpture galleries of the great English countryhouse collections such as Syon Park , Rousham and Blenheim Palace , and the leading museums and private collections of the world .
Good original colour , patina and surface with only minor highlights and verdigris. Richly figured Italian burgundy-red marble detachable plinth base with no damage, repairs or breaks.
W 12”
H 7”
D 6”
Italy c.1870
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Internal Ref: ML223


Height = 17 cm (7")
Width = 30 cm (12")
Depth = 15 cm (6")

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