The Abduction of a Sabine
Height: 32 cm (with base: 38 cm)
Bronze group from the late 17th century, beginning of the 18th century, depicting the removal of a sabine.
In the movement of the famous sculptor Mannerist Giambologna (in Italian).
Jean de Bologne is a Flemish artist born in 1529 in Douai. He spent time in Douai before going on a study trip to Italy to see the ancient works. The work of Michelangelo impresses him. His works are marked by a dynamic tension, all in curves.
In Florence, he joined the patron Bernardo Vecchietti and was introduced to the court of Francis I de 'Medici. He then became a sculptor of the Medici. From small bronze works to large sculptures of marble and bronze, he dedicates his works to the glory of the Medici princes. His works spread throughout Europe. He formed in his studio Giovanni Francesco (Gianfrancesco) Susini (c.1585-1653). He died in Florence in 1608.
Related work: Giambologna, Rape of the Sabine, 1579.Bronze, 98 cm.
Museo e Nazionali Gallery of Capodimonte, Naples.
Blackened wooden base (17 x 8.5 x h: 6 cm)
Some lacks, fingers. wear