13 River Street Windsor, VT 05089 , United States Call Seller 802.356.7112


Grand Tour Souvenir Bronze Figure of "Discobolus" After the Antique by Myron

$ 1,750
  • Description
    This large 19th century table-top Grand Tour Souvenir bronze figure of the "Discobolus", after the original by the Ancient Greek artist Myron, was cast and patinated in Italy for the grand tour trade. The brownish gold patina is particularly attractive and stands out from the normal black patina. This patination is scarce. The square base is a striated marble plinth, with minor chips from household wear. The figure depicts a Greek Olympic athlete beginning to throw a discus in an ancient Olympic competition. This type of souvenir statue was popular for the 18th and 19th century traveling tourist making the grand summer tour among the historic sites and museums of Europe, especially in Italy. Today, such figures are terrific accent pieces for any decorating style, or for adding to a collection of the Grand Tour Souvenir afficionado.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Patinated cast bronze
    Condition: Good. Typical vintage wear, slight chips on marble base, teardrop discoloration on left buttock.
    Creation Date: 1870-1900
    Styles / Movements: Realism, Victorian, Other
    Dealer Reference #: D219-9-JBM-L
    Incollect Reference #: 531802
  • Dimensions
    W. 7 in; H. 12 in; D. 4.5 in;
    W. 17.78 cm; H. 30.48 cm; D. 11.43 cm;
Message from Seller:

Robert James Walsh & Company is a thirty-year-old Vermont business dealing in antiques, art, and modernism. Robert Walsh, owner, is also an Accredited Member of Appraisers Association of America, as well as a respected consultant. We have participated in many international trade shows in the US and Canada.

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