Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


Large patinated bronze figure of Actaeon by Emile Laporte

$ 12,500
  • Description
    Large patinated bronze figure of Actaeon by Emile Laporte
    French, Late 19th Century
    Height 84cm, width 42cm, depth 44cm
    By the French artist Emile Laporte, and cast by the Siot-Decauville Foundry in Paris in the late nineteenth century, this very fine patinated bronze sculpture, large in size, depicts Actaeon, a well-known figure from Classical mythology, who suffered a famously tragic death at the hands of the goddess Artemis when he found her bathing in a woodland grove when out hunting.
    He is shown as a semi-clad male figure holding a bow in one hand, with a quiver at his feet, standing on a naturalistic circular base. He stands facing upwards, full of curiosity, trepidation, and foreboding; the artist has chosen to depict him in the moments before he the goddess curses and transforms him into a deer to be devoured by his own hounds. The base is signed within the cast 'E.LAPORTE' and with Siot-Decauville Fondeur PARIS foundry mark.
    Artist/Maker: Emile Laporte
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Bronze.
    Creation Date: Late 19th Century
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 17228
    Incollect Reference #: 616412
  • Dimensions
    W. 16.54 in; H. 33.07 in; D. 17.32 in;
    W. 42 cm; H. 84 cm; D. 44 cm;
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