Friday, 22 April 2011

Statues For Sale

This dazzling gilt-bronze cast of Tanagra by Jean-Léon Gérôme is one of a number of works coming up for auction in Sothebys London sale of 19th & 20th Century European Sculpture on 17 May. Its estimated value is between £100,000 and £150,000. Ambrogio Borghi's Chioma di Berenice is another. Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux's marble statue Frileuse will also be up for grabs, as will a fine bronze cast of St George by Alfred Gilbert (title link). It will be well worth visiting Sothebys' showrooms when these treasures are put on display before the auction.


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