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Interesting And Decorative Classical C19th Bronzed ‘electrotype’ Copper-clad Study ,After The Antique , Of Diane De Gabies.


£1,100 | $1,533 USD | €1,282 EUR
Item Number: SA666758
Date of manufacture: 1870
Current Status: For sale
Seller: M Lees and Sons
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Interesting and decorative classical C19th bronzed ‘electrotype’ copper-clad study , after the antique , of “Diane de Gabies”.
Good large-scale reduction copy of the Diana of Gabii statue of the female goddess in draped cloak representing Artemis and traditionally attributed to the Ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles.
The ancient statue was discovered in 1792 by Gavin Hamilton, the antiquarian and dealer , on the property of the Prince Borghese at Gabii near Rome , Italy . In 1807 the sculpture was sold to Napoleon and has been on display in the Louvre, Paris since 1820 . The subject depicts Artemis or Diana, virgin Goddess of hunting and wild nature , wearing a short chiton draped across her body , supported by a tree stump .
Interestingly this statue has been produced to resemble an expensive bronze casting , though it is a fine patinated copper casting lain over a composition core . This ‘electrotyping’ technique was developed and produced by the English firm of Elkington & Co., and although unmarked , is undoubtedly by the esteemed company.
The statue became immensely popular in the CI9th , a plaster copy was placed in The ‘Athenaeum Club‘ in London , whilst bronze and marble copies can be found in important museums and private collections throughout the world.
Excellent condition and rich patination, the colour and metal almost visually impossible to distinguish from being a bronze version statue at many times the price quoted here .
H 28.5"
W 8"
D 8"
England c.1875
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
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Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 1912


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1870.


Height = 72 cm (28.3")
Width = 20 cm (7.9")
Depth = 20 cm (7.9")

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Tower House
1 Castle Place
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