Lot 29 , Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (1716-1799). A white marble figure after the Antique Medici Apollo (Apollino), height 28in., Provenance - A. T. Ar
Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (1716-1799). A white marble figure after the Antique Medici Apollo (Apollino), accompanying book on Cavaceppi and a photo stating that the figure was acquired in 1949. It is possible that this figure was sold as part of two Christie's sales of the contents of Wentworth Woodhouse in 1948 and 1949. A similar group of the Medici Apollo can be seen in photos of the Sculpture Room at Wentworth Woodhouse, as illustrated in Country Life in 1906. height 28in., Provenance - A. T. Arber-Cooke
Missing the index finger of his right hand with a drilled hole to the stub.
Overall looks to be in remarkably good condition, a few very light surface scuffs and scratches, perhaps very light weathering to the hair and the feathers of the arrows but no other faults noted, signed to the back of the tree trunk, minor chipping around the rectangular base. Possibly cleaned as it has little patina to the surface.
Provenance - Alfred Theodore Arber-Cooke (c.1905-1993); thence by family descent. Arber-Cooke was an antiquarian and avid collector of Antiquities and Asian works of art, principally collecting from the 1930s to the 1970s. He initially lived in Wimbledon, Greater London and was involved with local archaeological digs undertaken by the Surrey Archaeological Society. He wrote the book 'Old Wimbledon', with a foreword the MP Sir Arthur Fell, published in 1927. He later moved to Llandovery in Carmarthenshire, Wales, again involved with local archaeology and wrote the History of Llandovery, published in 1975.
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Sold for £190,000