Auction 242
By Bertolami Fine Art
Dec 14, 2022
Bertolami Fine Arts srl Piazza Lovatelli, 1 00186 Roma Italia, Italy
30 Novembre 2022 ore 15:30 CET
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LOT 42:

MANUFACTURE FROM THE XIX CENTURY

Bust of Maria de' Medici

Coated bronze. 26 x 14 x 12 ...

Sold for: €500
Start price:
500
Estimated price :
€800 - €1,500
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MANUFACTURE FROM THE XIX CENTURY

Bust of Maria de' Medici

Coated bronze. 26 x 14 x 12 cm

Maria de' Medici was the queen of France and Henry IV's wife. Barthelemy Prieur, the court's artist, produced the bronze busts depicting the king and his spouse, today preserved at the Louvre.

Two versions of this royal portrait exist: the first depicts Maria de' Medici wearing a vintage tunic and an extraordinary hairdo set with jewels, the second shows the king wearing the court's garment, complete with jewels and a gorget.

Our bust is inspired by this second version, with some modifications regarding the jewels and the gorget. The benchmark is still the same, nowithstanding.

This fine piece from the 1800s distinguishes itself for the quality of the handiwork and the richness of detail.