A pair of large 17th century Venetian white marble architectural putti caryatids  attributed to Giusto de Corte
Lot 23
A pair of large 17th century Venetian white marble architectural putti caryatids attributed to Giusto de Corte
£150,000 - 250,000
US$ 250,000 - 420,000
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A pair of large 17th century Venetian white marble architectural putti caryatids
attributed to Giusto de Corte
one as the young Hercules, the other probably his brother Iphiclès, each scantily clad wearing drapery, raised on a square base, the young Hercules: 134cm high (52.5" high), 70cm wide (27.5" wide), 37.5cm deep (14.5" deep); the other: 138cm high (54" high), 66cm wide (25.5" wide), 37.5cm deep (14.5" deep). (2)

Footnotes

  • These marble sculptures are attributed to The Flemish artist Giusto de Corte also known as Josse Le Court (1627-1678). After a stay in Rome where he met Bernini and Duquesnoy, he established his workshop in Venice in 1657 where he worked for the architect Longhena. He notably executed the group of the high altar of Santa Maria della Salute church, after a design by Longhena, where the putti can be compared to the present figures. He was also commissioned work for profane buildings such as the putto symbolizing "Winter" in the Grand Staircase of la Ca Rezzonico and the marble putti of the staircase of la Ca Sagredo.
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