Sleeping putto
Lot 62
After François Duquesnoy, Flemish (1594-1643) A 19th century Italian carved white marble figure of sleeping cupid
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,600 - 10,000
Lot Details
After Francois Duquesnoy, Flemish (1594-1643)
A 19th century Italian carved white marble figure of sleeping cupid
the child reclining on a drapery, his head resting on a quiver of arrow, a bow at his side, on later corresponding shaped oval porto marble shallow plinth 59cm wide, 32cm deep, 34cm high (23" wide, 12.5" deep, 13" high)

Footnotes

  • The theme of cupid sleeping appears frequently in classical Greek and Roman art, later becoming a universal symbol of absent or languishing love during the Renaissance period, most notably in Michelangelo's now lost work of 1496 which in itself was made to appear 'antique'.
    The sculpture of the sleeping boy god by Duquesnoy, active in Rome in the first half of the 17th century particular in itself inspired a series of small-scale sculptures of sleeping children popular in the 18th and 19th century.
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