FIGURAL GROUP OF ESMERALDA AND THE GOAT, ON PEDESTAL AUTHOR: ANTONIO ROSSETTI MATERIAL: WHITE MARBLE ORIGIN: ROME, ITALY PERIOD: MID-19TH CENTURY

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There are four panels each describing a scene from the life of Esmeralda on the basis.
Essay
Antonio Rossetti was born in Milan, he studied under sculptor Francesco Somaini and later worked in Rome. There are sculptures of nudes, portraits, and genre scenes, such as the present lot, among his sculptures. The group is identical to works signed by Antonio Rossetti , one of them was sold at Christie’s in 1995, and another was sold at Bonhams, San Francisco in 2014. Esmeralda is the heroine from Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Additional versions of this group are located in The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia and in the collection of Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Provenance: By repute the Earls Cowper at Panshanger House, Hertfordshire. Prebendal House, Empingham, Rutland.

Dimensions: The sculpture: 39 ½ in. (100 cm.) high; The pedestal: 32 in. (81.5 cm.) high Weight of the figures is 306.5kg