Jean-Baptiste Clésinger (French, 1814-1883)

Two Zingaras, 'Danseuses Napolitaines aux Cymbales et Tambourin', c. 1860

white marble, signed ‘J. Clesinger’, the figure playing cymbals with restored hands and foot, on variegated marble pedestals (4)

Measurements:
height 90 cm; 91 cm (statues); 100 cm (pedestals)
Provenance:
Hordern Family, Private Collection, Sydney
Labels:
In 1952, Jean-Baptiste Clésinger moved to Rome, where he frequented Bertel Thorvaldsen's studio. Inspired by Thorvaldsen's attractive combinations of Neoclassical style with Romantic subject-matter. Clésinger executed the original marble Zingara in 1857.
  • EStimate $30,000 - $50,000
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