Italian patinated bronze figure of Antinous (111 - 130 AD)<BR />Possibly from the Workshop of Giacomo Zoffoli (Italian, 1731-1785)<BR />after the antique<BR />18th century
Lot 1446
An Italian patinated bronze figure of Antinous (111 - 130 AD)
possibly from the workshop of Giacomo Zoffoli (Italian, 1731-1785)
after the antique
18th century
Sold for US$ 5,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
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An Italian patinated bronze figure of Antinous (111 - 130 AD)
possibly from the workshop of Giacomo Zoffoli (Italian, 1731-1785)
after the antique
18th century
Modeled standing in contraposto with head lowered to dexter and left hand outstretched with open palm.
height 9 1/4in (32.5cm)

Footnotes

  • Both Giacomo Zoffoli (Italian, 1731-1785) and Francesco Righetti (Italian, 1749-1819) produced reductions in bronze of this figure after the antique marble discovered in 1750. Both oversaw workshops producing large numbers of reductions in bronze of classical pieces during the late 18th century including figural groups, busts, vases and fountains. Zoffoli's catalogue lists a reduction of the Antinous and the price: 'l'Antinoo di Campidoglio pour 15 zecchini romani'.

    A signed reduction by Zoffoli was sold in the Sylvia Adams Collection, Philips, London, May 1996, lot 50.

    Related Literature: Haskell & Penny 'Taste and the Antique' p.141-43 no.4, fig.73.
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