Jean de Boulogne detto Giambologna
(Douai, 1529 - Firenze, 1608)
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Birdcatcher (type B), Probably 17th century

Bronze, transparent reddish patina with dark traces
sculpture: 22 x 17 x 11 cm

This famous bronze depicts a particular type of nocturnal hunting, practiced especially in northern Europe, with the use of lanterns to dazzle the animal and a club to hit it.

Two versions attributed to the school of Giambologna or Antonio Susini exist, both today in the Bargello National Museum in Florence. The one proposed here is close to model "B", even though the lantern and the club are reversed.

The sculpture presented here is very plastic and has a splendid reddish patina, typical of the best Florentine productions.

Mark Gregory d'Apuzzo, The Bronze Collection of the Medieval Civic Museum of Bologna, Book Co. Italia, San Casciano Val di Pesa (Fi), pp.312-320.
€ 2.000,00 / 3.000,00
€ 1.100,00
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