late 18th Century original Putto figure
We are proud to offer a late 18th Century original Putto figure, Carved wood, gesso hand painted and mounted on a bespoke brass stand, this highly decorative if somewhat weathered example would add a touch on renaissance romance in the form of this wonderfully aged plural putti to any interior space. The original cast metal brackets are firmly attached to the rear of the head and back (this would have originally hung in a church in the late 18th Century.
History: Putto, plural putti, a nude chubby child figure, often with wings, frequently appearing in both mythological and religious paintings and sculpture, especially of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Derived from personifications of love, or Eros figures, in Greek and Roman art, putti came to be used to portray cherubim in Italian paintings of the 15th century, especially those of the Madonna and Child. With the revival of classical mythological subjects in the late 15th century, Cupid was commonly represented as a putto, and numbers of anonymous putti were frequently depicted in attendance on various immortals.
Dimensions in inches: H 23” x W 9” x D 11”
Age: Late 18th Century
Condition: This item is completely solid in structure and form, fading and weathered across the surface is present. Some well executed dated repairs are present, cracked surface and paint, loss of surface, paint and a section across of carved cloth across the hip of the figure. Its strongly suggested to review all close-up photos and propose questions before purchasing to avoid any disappointment.
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