Grand Tour Marble Group of The Pancrastinae, or Wrestlers
Last quarter 19th century Italian Grand Tour carved statuary marble sculpture of large size depicting the “Two Wrestlers”, the “Uffizi Wrestlers”, or “The Pancrastinae”, discovered 1583 in Rome that were an ancient Roman copy in marble of the lost Greek bronze original of the 3rd century BCE. The Roman “Wrestlers” is now among the Medici collections in the Galerie degli Uffizi, Florence, where it was depicted by Johan Zoffany in his “The Tribuna of the Uffizi” painted in 1722. Literature: Francis Haskell and Nicholas Penny, Taste and the Antique: The Lure of Classical Sculpture 1500-1900 (Yale University Press) 1981: p. 337. Exquisite and rare example.
Condition: Excellent. Wear commensurate with age.
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