This is a truly magnificent antique Italian Grand Tour figural golden patinated bronze sculpture depicting a wounded gladiator known as "The Dying Gaul", and signed B Boschetti, Roma, circa 1830 in date.
This striking classical sculpture is after the original antique Roman marble sculpture found in the Capitoline Museum in the early 17th Century, which is itself a copy of an ancient Hellenistic bronze sculpture commissioned by Attalus of Pergamon in 230-220 BC to celebrate his victory over the Galatians.
This exquisitely executed bronze sculpture depicts the wounded naked dying gladiator with remarkable realism and pathos. He is beautifully featured as a Celtic warrior with curly hairstyle and has a characteristic band of twisted metal around his neck. He lies on his fallen shield while his sword lies beside him on the right-hand side and his head is looking downward in dignified sorrow.
He is raised on an antico rosso oval plinth on bun feet and is signed B Boschetti Roma, on one end of the bronze.
The attention to detail throughout this piece is second to none.
Add a classical dimension to your home with this captivating Italian Grand Tour sculpture.
In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation..
Dimensions in cm:
Height 23 cm x Width 38 cm x Depth 20 cm
Dimensions in inches:
Height 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 3 inches x Depth 8 inches
Our reference: A3133
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