Grand Tour Roman Bronzes; Mastiffs Attacking Stags


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Grand Tour Roman Bronzes; Mastiffs Attacking Stags

A pair of Roman bronze statuettes of mastiffs attacking stags, after the antique.
The stag with the right foreleg raised was created from ancient fragments circa 1780 by Francesco Antonio Franzoni (1734-1818), and is now in the Sala degli Animali, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican.
As Roman sculptures, it is possible that these were originally representative of Actaeon being attacked by his hounds. Fine, lightweight castings with excellent after-work and a lustrous green/brown patina. Standing on plinth bases of Gaillo Antico, one of the most favoured marbles of the Roman Empire. Its quarry is located at Chemtou in Tunisia, ancient Numidia, hence its Latin name marmor numidicum. Italian circa 1820. h:9.5 inches; the bases 6.75 in x 3 in


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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

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