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An Italian 19th century Grand Tour period patinated bronze of a Roman athlete

List: $5,500.00

An Italian 19th century Grand Tour period patinated bronze of a Roman athlete

List: $5,500.00

A handsome Italian 19th century Grand Tour period patinated bronze of a Roman athlete. The bronze is raised by a rectangular mottled edge black Belgian marble base below a thick rectangular Rosso Levanto support. The athlete is leaning forwards with... — Read More

  • Item # 9619
  • H: 13 in L: 10.5 in D: 5.75 in

    H: 33 cm L: 27 cm D: 15 cm

  • Italy
  • 19th Century
  • Marble/Stone
  • Grand Tour Period Read More
  • (Grand Tour Period) - During the 17th to early 19th century, it became customary for young men of sufficient means to make a traditional trip throughout Europe, typically with Italy being the key destination. Upper-class Europeans with the company of an older relative saw these trips as crucial to social development and as a rite of passage. By the mid-18th century, the Grand Tour was a regular part of European life, although these journeys were usually restricted to the higher nobility. Artists and craftsmen benefited greatly from the Grand Tour as eager patrons sought to bring back mementos of their travels. Small paintings, micro-mosaics, and miniature statues were common items to find during this period as they were beautiful as well as being easier to transport.
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