Lot 120 (Home & Garden Live Auction Lots 100 to 172, 29th September 2020)

Estimate
£2,000 - £4,000

Buyer's premium: 25% (ex. VAT)


Lot details

Garden statues: After the Antique: A composition stone figure of the Uffizi boar

modern

on plinth

210cm high by 156cm long

 

The Uffizi or Calydonian boar is also called “Il Porcinellino”. The Roman marble original was discovered in Rome in the 1550’s by the Ponti family. By 1568 the statue was in Florence and its fame began to spread. Originally the statue was grouped with other animals and a figure of a peasant or soldier assumed to be Meleager, however by the end of the 18th Century it was more commonly depicted by itself. The piece is presently located in the Uffizi museum in Florence. It has been reproduced in a large variety of materials including bronze, terracotta and composition stone.

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