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Severo Da Ravenna (1496-1543)

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  • 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...

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