Severo Da Ravenna (1496-1543)
ATTRIBUTED TO SEVERO DA RAVENNA (ITALIAN, 1496-1543): A BRONZE DEPICTING A YOUTH HOLDING A CANDLE NOZZLE TOGETHER WITH A 16TH / 17TH CENTURY BRONZE OF NARCISSUS the youth also supporting a shield with lion rampant, on a circular integral base, later mounted on cylindrical bronze plinth, the figure of Narcissus after the antique raised on a circular base, 11cm high excluding later base and 14cm high respectively, (2) PROVENANCE: CHARLES AVERY COLLECTION Charles Avery is a specialist in European sculpture, particularly Italian, French, English, Flemish and Dutch. A graduate in Classics at Cambridge University, he obtained a Diploma in the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute and a doctorate for published work from Cambridge. Having been Deputy Keeper of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum for twelve years (1966-79), and a Director of Christies for ten years, since 1990 he has been a highly respected, independent historian, consultant, writer and lecturer. His books include Florentine Renaissance Sculpture, 1970, Giambologna the Complete Sculpture, Phaidon, 1987, Donatello: An Introduction, John Murray, 1994; Bernini, Genius of the Baroque, Thames and Hudson, 1997 (paperback, 2006), and The Triumph of Motion: Francesco Bertos, 2008.
Italian Bronze Inkwell Possibly the workshop of Severo Calzetta da Ravenna, (Italian, active by 1496, died before 1543, fi...