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After Gianantonio Faldoni (Italian, 1690-1770) and Giovanni Cattini (Italian, 1715-1804), Four Framed Engravings: Sopra la Porto Maggio

Auction:
2888B
Lot:
706
Sold for:
$984$800

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2888B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 08, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

After Gianantonio Faldoni (Italian, 1690-1770) and Giovanni Cattini (Italian, 1715-1804)

Four Framed Engravings: Sopra la Porto Maggiore della Chiesa Ducale di S. Marco, Plates XLIII-XLVI
Three signed "G. Ant. Faldoni scupt." in the plates l.r., Plate XLIV signed "Gio. Cattini sculpt." in the plate l.r.
Engravings on paper, sight sizes 17 x 13 in. (43.2 x 33.0 cm).
Condition: Plate XLIV with tear around the plate number, not examined out of frames.

N.B. These engravings depict the horses of San Marco, the Triumphal Quadriga, above the central portal of the cathedral in Venice. The Venetians placed the grouping there to represent their victory and dominance over the Byzantine Empire and Constantinople. The original gilded bronze horses are now housed in the cathedral's museum.
Estimate $600-800

The backing paper of each frame bears a copy of Italian text that presumably accompanies each engraving, with the corresponding plate number in arabic numerals in the lower right corner.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Giovanni Cattini, Chariots, Horses of Saint Mark, Quadriga

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