Centaurus Nessus ravishing Deianeira, after a model by Giambologna. Brown patina bronze group, on a black marble base.
Epoque 19th century. Base changed.
Dimensions : H26,8 - W20,5 - H overall 32,3 in
Provenance : collection of Mrs Antenor Patino, Sotheby's New York 1/11/1997, lot 159.
Jean de Bologne made this bronze around 1620, the original belongs to the collections of the Louvre Museum in Paris (OA9521) and comes from the collections of the King of France Louis XIV (1643-1715). The subject is inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses.