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Very large bronze sculpture with brown patina, based on the group "The Rape of the Sabine Women" by John of Bologna (Giambologna). This pivoting composition shows three figures in motion: a man on the ground defeated with his shield turned upside down, a second one arched clutching a woman launched towards the sky trying to escape, all on a naturalistic base. The Sabine man, the Roman and the Sabine woman are all depicted naked. This staging plays on serpentine lines known as "figura serpentinata" and diagonals giving a beautiful variety of volumes and a multiplicity of angles of view. The bronze is signed F. De Luca, for Ferdinando De Luca, a 19th century Italian sculptor who adapted the model for casting. The group stands on a black marble base.

The marble original was sculpted by Giambologna (1529-1608) between 1574 and 1582, commissioned by Francesco I de' Medici for the Loggia dei Lanzi in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy. This work is characteristic of Mannerism. Nineteenth-century connoisseurs particularly appreciated having bronze proofs of this sculpture in their collections.

Dimension of base: 34,5 cm x 41 cm (13.58 in x 16.14 in)
Epoque XIX°, Circa: 1880
Dim: L: 52cm, P: 38cm, H: 93cm.
Dim: W: 20,5in, D: 15in, H: 36,6in.
Condition report: In good condition.

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LP : 3250
Width : 52 (cm)
Height 93 (cm)
Depth 38 (cm)
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