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BAROQUE

Ancient to Early Modern X Galerie Chenel



BAROQUE

Ancient to Early Modern at Tomasso, London

Exhibition 2-16 July 2021 Preview 1 July 2021

TOMASSO Marquis House 67 Jermyn Street St James’s London SW1Y 6NY United Kingdom Tel: +44 20 7839 9394 tomasso.art

Galerie Chenel 3 quai Voltaire 75007 Paris France Tel: +33 6 07 36 43 84 galeriechenel.com



Our galleries first crossed paths two decades ago, and we soon realised we share a deep-rooted passion for sculpture. On this common ground, a close friendship formed and evolved to the rhythm of our respective gallery exhibitions, art fairs and trips to Italy. After many shared projects, ranging from Antiquity to the Renaissance, we have turned our attention to the Baroque, with an exhibition to coincide with London Art Week. The display will showcase ancient Greek and Roman works of art, alongside early modern sculpture from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, all revolving around the Baroque aesthetic. The works selected are characterised by a heightened sense of movement, grandeur and theatricality, paired with opulent detail and narrative flair.

Gladys, Ollivier and Adrien Chenel | Dino and Raffaello Tomasso



1. Herm of Herakles Hellenistic, late 2nd - early 1st century BC Marble, remains of original polychromy H.: 67 cm. (26 ½ in.) - W.: 27 cm. (10 ½ in.) - D.: 12 cm. (4 ¾ in.) Provenance Sold by Ars Antiqua, Luzern, Switzerland, on May 14th 1960, lot 56. With Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, published in their catalogue Archaeology 17 in 1964. James and Marilynn Alsdorf, Illinois, acquired from the above in 1964.

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2. The Infant Hercules Wrestling a Snake Based on a model by Alessandro Algardi (1598-1654) France, late 17th century Bronze H.: 38.5 cm (15 ¼ in.) - W.: 49 cm (19 ¼ in.) - D.: 28 cm (11 in.)

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Provenance Count Aleksej Semenovich Musin–Pushkin (1730-1817). Eugène Secrétan (1836-1899), Dives-sur-Mer, France, before 1889. His sale, Galerie Sedelmeyer, Paris, 1 July 1889, lot 247.




3. Herm of Dionysos Roman, circa 2nd century AD Rosso Antico marble H.: 18 cm. (7 in.) - W.: 6 cm. (2 ¼ in.) Provenance Aldo Branca, Switzerland, acquired in April 1965.

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4. Michiel van der Voort the Elder (1667-1737) Charity 10 Tomasso

Antwerp, late 17th - early 18th century Terracotta H.: 50 cm (19 ¾ in.)




5. Relief Fragment with Silenus Roman, 2nd century AD Marble H.: 29 cm. (11 ½ in.) - W.: 24 cm. (9 ½ in.) - D.: 8 cm. (3 in.) Provenance Private collection, Europe since at least the early 20th century (based on the style of the original custom-made wood base, now removed). Nicos Dhikéos (1896-1987), Consul of Cyprus in Lyon, France, acquired in the 1960s.

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6. Jan Claudius de Cock (1667-1735) (Attributed to) An Allegorical Pair of Dwarfs 14 Tomasso

Antwerp, late 17th - early 18th century White Carrara marble on integral polylobed plinths H.: 35 cm (13 ¾ in.) - She H.: 36.5 cm (14 3/8 in.) - He




7. Relief fragment with a Gorgon Roman, 3rd century AD Marble H.: 50 cm. (19 ¾ in.) - W.: 51 cm. (20 in.) Provenance Sold at Sotheby’s London, Antiquities, December 14th 1981, lot 352. Peter & Jocelyn Mitchell, Australia.

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8. Wilhelm Schubert van Ehrenberg (c. 1630-c. 1676) View of the Interior of the Basilica of St. Peter’s, Rome Antwerp, 1665 Oil on canvas H.: 166.4 cm (65 ½ in.), unframed - W.: 136.5 cm (53 ¾ in.), unframed Signed and dated ‘·W·S· van Ehrenberg fe: 1665’ (lower centre) and inscribed with scale (lower centre)

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Provenance Pope Pius VII (1742-1823), Rome, by whom gifted to, Colonel Bernard Eugène Rottiers (1771-1857), Belgium. Lord Charles Townshend (1785-1853), by 1853. Dr. Anderson. H. L. Bischoffsheim; his sale, Christie’s, London, 7 May, 1926, lot 32 (65 gns. to Goldschmidt). Anonymous sale [Ralph Vicars]; Christie’s, London, 25 February 1949, lot 111 (30 gns. to Arcade Galleries). Anonymous sale [Miss D.E. Brahmall]; Christie’s, London, 15 June 1956, lot 147 (190 gns. to Drey). Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, London, 18 November, 1959, lot 77 (£300 to Vaughan).




9. Head of Hercules Italian, 17th century or Roman, 2nd century AD Emerald, 337.76 carats H.: 5 cm. (2 in.) - W.: 2.5 cm. (1 in.) - D.: 3 cm. (1 ¼ in.) Provenance Private collection, Bordeaux, France, since the beginning of the 20th century. By descent to the great grandson of the previous owner, mounted as a knop on an ivory cane at that time. Private collection, Paris, France since 1999.

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10. Ferdinando Tacca (1619-1686) Cristo Morto 22 Tomasso

Florence, circa 1640 Gilt bronze, on a wooden cross H.: 75 cm (29 ½ in.) - W.: 35.5 cm (14 in.)




11. Farnese Hercules Roman, 2nd century AD Marble H.: 55 cm. (21 ¾ in.) - W.: 21 cm. (8 ¼ in.) - D.: 16 cm. (6 ¼ in.) Head restored in the 18th century. Provenance Private collection, Europe, since the 18th century, based on the restoration techniques. Private collection, USA, since the 1950s.

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12. Rape of a Sabine After a model attributed to Adriaen de Vries (c. 1545-1626) Florence, 17th century Bronze H.: 70 cm (27 ½ in.) - W.: 28 cm (11 in.) - D.: 20 cm (8 in.) 26 Tomasso

Provenance Private collection.




13. Torso of Dionysus Roman, 1st - 2nd century AD Bigio Morato and Giallo Antico marbles H.: 33 cm. (13 in.) - W.: 25 cm. (9 ¾ in.) - D.: 14 cm. (5 ½ in.) Hips drapery restored in the 17th - 18th century. Provenance Private collection, Europe, since at least the 17th - 18th century, based on the restoration techniques. The Earls of Warwick, Warwick Castle, United Kingdom, since the end of the 17th - beginning of the 18th century. Sold at Sotheby’s, « The sale at Syon Park, Middlesex », 14-15-16 May 1997, lot 5.

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14. Head of the Greek Playwright Menander Italian, 17th century Porphyry H.: 54 cm (21 ¼ in.), overall - H.: 34 cm (13 ½ in.), without base W.: 22 cm (8 ¾ in.), the head - W.: 23 cm (9 in.), the base 30 Tomasso

Provenance Marquis of Remisa collection, Spain, acquired in the 19th century.




15. Statue of a Satyr Roman, 2nd century AD Marble H.: 78 cm. (30 ¾ in.) - W.: 30 cm. (11 ¾ in.) - D.: 25 cm. (9 ¾ in.) Restored in the 18th century. Provenance Sir Richard Westmacott (1775-1856), United Kingdom, since the beginning of the 19th century. Sold at Christie’s, February 24th, 1970, lot 55. Sold at Christie’s London, October 18th, 1972, lot 188. Private collection until 2013. Publications - Cte. F. de Clarac, Musée de sculpture antique et moderne, (Paris 1836-7), vol. IV, pl. 710 A, N. 1708 A. - A. Michaelis, Ancient Marbles in Great Britain, (Cambridge 1882), p. 487, no 3. - S. Reinach, Répertoire de la statuaire grecque et romaine, (Paris 1897), vol. I, p. 402.

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16. The Ciechanowiecki Master (active early 17th century) Dying Gaul After the Antique Rome, early 17th century Gilt bronze H.: 10 cm (4 in.) - W.: 18 cm (7 in.) - D.: 9 cm (3 ½ in.) 34 Tomasso

Provenance Private collection, France.




17. Statue of Marsyas Roman, 1st - 2nd century AD Marble H. : 55 cm. (21 ¾ in.) Restored in the 17th or 18th century. Provenance Private collection, Budapest, Hungary. Private collection, Austria, acquired from the legacy of the above.

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18. Giovanni Battista Foggini (1652-1725) Boreas and Orithyia Florence, first quarter of the 18th century Bronze, with a dark brown patina H.: 50 cm (19 ¾ in.), overall - W.: 23 cm (9 in.) - D.: 27 cm (10 ½ in.)

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Provenance Henry Joseph (1864-1945) and Elsie Lavinia (d. 1954), Ramsden, Ilford, United Kingdom. And by descent until 2019.




19. Torso of a Captive Roman, 1st - 2nd century AD Marble H.: 60 cm (23 ½ in.) - W.: 37 cm (14 ½ in.) - D.: 21 cm. (8 ¼ in.) Provenance Private collection, Spain, since the 1970s.

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20. Giuseppe Piamontini (1664-1742) Saint Mark 42 Tomasso

Florence, 1693 Terracotta H.: 47 cm (18 ½ in.) - W.: 28 cm (11 in.)




21. Head of Hercules Roman, 2nd century AD Marble H.: 30 cm. (11 ¾ in.) - W.: 20 cm. (8 in.) - D.: 15 cm. (6 in.) Provenance Private collection, France, by repute in the same family since the 1930s. By descent until the present day.

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22. Francesco Fanelli (1577-1661) Venus and Cupid After a model by Giambologna (1529-1608) 46 Tomasso

Italy or England, first half of the 17th century Bronze, with a rich brown patina H.: 18 cm (7 in.) – including base




23. Venus Torso Roman, 1st century AD Marble H.: 57 cm. (22 ½ in. ) - W.: 32 cm. (12 ½ in. ) - D.: 23 cm (9 in.) Provenance Henri Kramer, Monte Cristo, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. James and Marilynn Alsdorf, Illinois, USA, acquired from the above in 1986.

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24. Paul Heermann (1673-1732) Saturn and Ops Germany, early 18th century White marble H.: 139.5 cm (55 in.) - W.: 66 cm (26 in.) - D.: 53 cm (21 in.) 50 Tomasso

Provenance Rittergut Lucklum, Germany, by 1806, in situ until late 20th century.




25. Portrait of Sophocles (497-406 BC) Roman, 2nd century AD Marble H.: 51 cm. (20 in.) - W.: 33 cm. (13 in.) - D.: 24 cm. (9 ½ in.) Restored in the 17th or 18th century. Provenance Probably acquired by the Reverend Walter Stevenson Halliday (1793-1872), Glenthorne House, Devon, United Kingdom, during a sojourn to Italy (1814-17 or 1831). By descent in the family until 1984, when the house and its contents were sold to Sir Christopher Ondaatje. The bust remained at Glenthorne House until 2019.

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26. François Girardon (1628-1715) (Workshop of) Equestrian Portrait of King Louis XIV of France (1638-1715) France, circa 1700-1715 Bronze H.: 64 cm (25 ¼ in.) - W.: 53 cm (20 ¾ in.) - D.: 23 cm (9 in.) 54 Tomasso

Provenance Acquired in the 1950s by a private collector, and thence by descent until 2016.




27. Theatre Mask Roman, 2nd century AD Marble
 H.: 19 cm. (7 ½ in.) - W.: 20 cm. (8 in.) - D.: 5 cm. (2 in.) Nose restored. Provenance Private collection, Paris, since the 1970s. Private collection, Belgium.

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28. An Important Pair of Carved Imperial Porphyry Vases French, circa 1720 Egyptian Porphyry H.: 53 cm (21 in.) - W.: 34 cm (13 ½ in.) W.: 14.3 cm (5 ½ in.) - D.: 14.3 cm (5 ½ in.) - base

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Provenance Pair reunited by Tomasso in 2020. Vase 1: Private collection, Switzerland, possibly acquired from Galerie Camoin Demachy, Paris. Vase 2: Rothschild Collection, Exbury House, Hampshire.




29. Herm of a Satyr Roman, 1st - 2nd century AD Giallo Antico marble H.: 21 cm. (8 ¼ in.) - W.: 12 cm. (4 ¾ in.) Provenance Private collection, France, since the 1980s – 1990s.

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30. Jan Peter van Baurscheit the Elder (1669-1728) (Attributed to) Portrait Bust of a Gentleman Wearing a Horned Periwig Antwerp, early 18th century Terracotta H.: 78 cm (30 ¾ in.) - W.: 62 cm (24 ½ in.) - D.: 30 cm (11 ¾ in.) – bust W.: 18 cm (7 in.) - D.: 20 cm (8 in.) – base 62 Tomasso

Provenance Anonymous sale, Ader, Picard Tajan, Hôtel George V, Paris, 27 June 1973, lot 28.




31. Theatre Mask Etruscan, 3rd – 2nd century BC Terracotta
 H.: 14 cm. (5 ½ in.) - W.: 12 cm. (4 ¾ in.) - D.: 7 cm. (2 ¾ in.) Provenance Private collection, Paris, France, since the 1970s. Private collection, Belgium.

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32. Andrea Brustolon (1662-1732) (Circle of) Mirror Venice, late 17th – early 18th century Boxwood H.: 119 cm (47 ¾ in.) - W.: 88.5 cm (34 ¾ in.) 66 Tomasso

Provenance Private collection, Belgium.



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