AFTER SEVERO DA RAVENNA (ITALIAN, ACTIVE C.1496 – C.1543): A BRONZE FIGURE OF A SATYR, PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY
depicted striding forward and holding a torchere, raised on a circular base with three paw feet, mid brown patination,
The design of this small bronze has been attributed to the Paduan sculptor Severo da Ravenna, who along with Riccio was one of the most important sculptors of 16th century Italy. Stylistically the design is derived from antique bronzes, and the functional nature of the work of art is typical of the small and decorative bronzes produced in Padua during the early 16th century.
AUCTION COMPARABLES: See Christie’s, Paris, 23rd February 2009, Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé, lot 484 for a 16th century example of this model.
MUSEUM COMPARABLES: Brescia, Musei Civici inv. no. BR136, Museo di Palazzo Venezia, inv. no. 9243.