Lot 18 (Garden and Natural History Live Auction, 11th June 2019)
Garden Statues: A pair of carved white marble figures of children with monkeys
one signed Francesco Bienaime, Roma, Scultore the other E. Ferrarini on later composition stone bases
the larger 83cm high, overall 120cm
Francesco Bienaime 1844-1871 was born in Carrara, where he ran a workshop that specialised in making marble copies of classical statues. His patrons included the 6th Duke of Devonshire who purchased eight statues and two vases for the gardens at Chatsworth.
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