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


Antique Italian marble sculpture after Roman original of the Wrestlers

$ 95,000
  • Description
    Antique Italian marble sculpture after Roman original of the Wrestlers
    Italian, late 19th Century
    Height 94cm, width 124cm, depth 68cm
    This fine sculpture is carved from a single piece is lustrous white marble. The sculpture depicts the classical ‘The Wrestlers’, a now-lost Greek original known to us today through a Roman reproduction. The Roman version of the sculpture is currently housed in the Uffizi in Florence, where the sculptor of the present piece, Eugenio Battiglia, likely copied it from observation. The piece depicts two young and idealised men engaged in the ancient Greek sport of wrestling. It is signed to the base ‘Prof. E. Battiglia / Florence’.
    Artist/maker: Eugenio Battiglia (Italian, fl. late 19th - early 20th Century)
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Marble.
    Creation Date: Late 19th Century
    Styles / Movements: Old Master
    Dealer Reference #: 16632
    Incollect Reference #: 496245
  • Dimensions
    W. 48.82 in; H. 37.01 in; D. 26.77 in;
    W. 124 cm; H. 94 cm; D. 68 cm;
Message from Seller:

Mayfair Gallery is a leading gallery in the field of art and antiques, holding a large collection of unique pieces for sale. The breadth of the gallery’s collection is wide, and includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins, as well as works by famous artists and craftsmen. The main focus of the gallery’s collection is, however, on items produced during the 19th and early 20th century.

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