Lot 126 (Home & Garden Live Auction Lots 100 to 172, 29th September 2020)
Sold for £2,500
Garden statues: A white marble group of a conveniently draped boy seated on a rocky outcrop
a dog jumping at his side, the circular base signed C Summers, Rome
Charles Francis Summers, born in 1857 was the son of Charles Summers who established a studio in Rome in 1867. The younger Charles worked closely with Giovanni Maria Benzoni whose style is very similar to this piece.
Surface of marble slightly abraded through being outside over a long period of time. Traces of black lichen mainly on lower section. One piece of front of base broken but present. Forefinger of right hand missing. A few other very small chips and scratches but no other major losses or damages.