CA0619 Grand Tour Abduction of the Sabine Women
Very attractive, good size and quality, 19th century Grand Tour serpentine marble library group of 'The Abduction of the Sabine Women' after Jean de Boulogne otherwise known as 'Giambologna' (1529-1608). Completed around 1582 the original is a prominent work in the Loggia dei Lanzi in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence. The statue depicts a scene from Roman mythology when Rome kidnapped women from neighbouring states. Three entwined figures, two men and one woman, who are placed on a naturalistic base which in turn sits on a beautifully carved matching serpentine marble classical pedestal base. Old repairs to the usual losses on hands. Italy, probably Florence, circa 1880.
H 69.5cm x W 14cm x D 21cm