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Pair of bronzes representing Venetian Condottiere, France or Italy, 19th c.

Signature : n/a
Époque : 19th century
Matériaux : Bronze, marble
Dimensions : L. 21.65 inch X H. 25.2 inch X P. 11.02 inch
Disponibilité : Vendu

Pair of large brown patina bronzes featuring Condottiere straddling a horse.
One is that of Bartolomeo Colleoni, Lieutenant General of the Serenissima, based on a bronze by Andrea del Verrochio, who worked on it from 1483 to 1488.
Cast by Alessandro Leopardi, it stands on the Campo San Giovanni e Paolo in Venice.
The other, in the Roman style and directly inspired by the statue of Marcus Aurelius in Rome, represents the Condottiere Gattamelata , created by Donatello around 1450, and is in Padua , piazza del Santo, in front of the Basilica of Saint Anthony.
Fine quality castings from the 2nd quarter of the 19th c., with brown patina, on marble bases.
Two different sizes : 55 and 49 cm.