Sculpture

A branch of the visual arts traditionally typified for being solid and three dimensional. Media used to create sculpture including stone, bronze, pottery and wood. In their appearance, sculptures may be divided into two categories, either free-standing (in the round) or adjoined to a background surface (relief).

With the development of plastic art in the 20th and 21st century, the definition of sculpture was broadened to include works specifically concerned with the three-dimensional form.


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Symbol of love and faithfulness bid to seven-times estimate

05 April 2021

This 19th century Carrara marble group by the Florentine sculptor Odoardo Fantacchiotti featured in Genoa on March 16.

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Unrecorded Campagna bronze offered at Paris gallery

29 March 2021

Attributed to northern Italian sculptor Girolamo Campagna (1549-1625), this hitherto unrecorded model of Amphitrite, Poseidon’s wife, features in an exhibition of Renaissance sculpture under way at Galerie Sismann.

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Gott’s foxy lady gets in tune with a buyer

29 March 2021

Apprenticed to John Flaxman at the turn of the 19th century, Joseph Gott (1785-1860) travelled to Rome in 1822 on a pension from Sir Thomas Lawrence.

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Regency marble busts resurface together at auction

29 March 2021

The Winter Antiques Sale at Duke’s (25% buyer’s premium) was topped by consecutive bids of £17,000 each for two Regency white marble busts.

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Washington: the head of state

29 March 2021

This bust of the first American president George Washington (1732-99) is titled to the base, and signed and dated 'R Trentanove Fecc in Roma, 1827'.

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Mars mission: bronze figure emerges at Drouot auction

22 March 2021

A bronze figure of Mars from the studio of Giambologna will be one of the highlights in a sale of furniture, paintings, sculpture and works of art to be held at Drouot by L’Huillier on April 2.

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5 Questions: sculpture and works of art dealer Matthew Holder

08 March 2021

A specialist in early European sculpture and works of art, Matthew Holder established his eponymous gallery in 2011 on London’s Portobello Road.

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Monk and satyr both answer prayers of vendors

15 February 2021

Two pieces of sculpture – both catalogued as 19th century copies – made much higher than expected prices in the UK regions last month.

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Diamond collection includes Bernini

18 January 2021

The collection of Hester Diamond, a New York art dealer, interior designer and art collector, is one of the designated single-owner offerings in Sotheby’s Masters Week series.

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ATG letter: Cleopatra underlines Ivory Act inadequacy

11 January 2021

MADAM – Your report on the export licence stop placed on the ivory and bronze Triqueti figure of Cleopatra indirectly highlights the tragically arbitrary nature of the Ivory Act (News Digest, ATG No 2474).

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Pick of the week: Gilbert’s St George figure sells at a £1m high

04 January 2021

Closing the year in some style, a patinated and parcel gilt bronze ‘double size’ figure of St George set a new auction record for Sir Alfred Gilbert (1854-1934) at Bonhams.

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Ivory Cleopatra sculpture blocked from export in hope UK buyer found

22 December 2020

An export block on Death of Cleopatra by Henri de Triqueti, an ivory sculpture with British royal connections, has been announced by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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Busts of tragic Roman duo take £106,000

14 December 2020

This pair of life-size bronze busts depict the tragic young figures Publius Septimus Geta, son of emperor Septimus Severus, and his sister-in-law Plautilla.

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A John Knibb clock dial and a bronze portrait of WB Yeats’ muse are among the five lots to watch at auction

30 November 2020

With estimates from £120-3000, here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Sleep thinkers at winter edition of London Art Week

30 November 2020

A marble relief, 'Sleep' by French sculptor and doll-maker Albert Marque (1872-1947), is among the highlights on offer at this winter’s edition of London Art Week (LAW).

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Barlach on song as bronze sculpture cast comes to Cologne sale

30 November 2020

Many of the German sculptor Ernst Barlach’s works have a musical connection and none more so than the bronze 'Der singende Mann' (The Singing Man).

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Cambodian Khmer carved stone statue offered at Christie’s in Paris

23 November 2020

This Cambodian Khmer carved stone statue of a male divinity is one of the highlights of the Asian Art sale at Christie’s in Paris on December 10.

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Fernando Botero sculpture emerges at Van Ham in Cologne

16 November 2020

The Colombian artist Fernando Botero is primarily known for his exaggerated painted portrayals of people, a style that he also applied to his still-lifes and now goes by the name of Boterismo.

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Marshall M Fredericks bronze sets the spirit free at New York sale

16 November 2020

Included in Stair Galleries’ December 3 sale of Modern and Contemporary Art, Furniture and Objects in Hudson, New York, is this 2ft x 14in x 10in (62 x 35 x 25cm) green-patinated bronze by Marshall M Fredericks.

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Pick of the week: Toso’s ‘Monsieur and Madame Satan’

26 October 2020

Relatively little is known about the 19th century woodcarver Francesco Toso, who was born in Murano, Venice, to a family of glass makers.

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