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This is Lot Number 7

Garden Statuary: Giovanni Bastianini (1830-1868): La Danza (The Dance)

Estimated Price:
£20,000 - £30,000

white marble
signed Bastianini Giulio Firenze
129cm.; 51ins high

A plaster version of this group is in the Galleria D'Arte Moderna, in the Palazzo Pitti, Florence. Bastianini is notorious for his activity as a forger of Italian Renaissance sculpture, however this joyful group demonstrates his outstanding natural ability as a modeller and carver in a more conventional contemporary manner.

Related Literature: Panzetta vol 2, p23, fig 81

This is Lot Number 7

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