Greek Mythological Male Classical Style Bronze | Giorgio Sommer

GBP 2,950.00

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Object Description

Fine 19th century grand tour patinated bronze figure of a seated greek mythological male. The man full of expression with noticeable hand gestures glaring at the ground. The figure perched upon a fountain with a face opening signed G. Sommer Napoli.

Object Literature

Giorgio Sommer (1834–1914) was born in Frankfurt  Germany, and became one of Europe’s most important photographers of the 19th century. Active from 1857 to 1888, he produced thousands of images of archeological ruins, landscapes, art objects and portraits.After studying business in Frankfurt, Sommer opened his first photography studio in Switzerland, where he made relief images of mountains for the Swiss government. In 1856 moved his business to Naples and later (1866) formed a partnership with fellow German photographer Edmund Behles who owned a studio in Rome. Operating from their respective Naples and Rome studios, Sommer and Behles became one of the largest and most prolific photography concerns in Italy.

Object Condition

 Very good, minor age related wear and markings.

Object Details

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Dealer Contact

07920 440709
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