19th CENTURY BRONZE CHARGER HUNTING SCENES ANTONIO TEMPESTA COAT OF ARMS CREST

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  • Sold Date: May 30, 2013
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19th CENTURY BRONZE CHARGER HUNTING SCENES ANTONIO TEMPESTA COAT OF ARMS CREST

YOU ARE BIDDING ON AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING,

ONE-OF-A-KIND ANTIQUE BRONZE CHARGER - APPROX. 15" DIAMETER.

THE CHARGER HAS 6 DISTINCTIVE MEDALLIONS,

EACH ONE DEPICTING EMBOSSED HUNTING SCENES SIMILAR WITH THOSE DRAWN BY ANTONIO TEMPESTA (SEE THE OSTRICH HUNT, THE BOAR HUNT, ETC).

CHARGER IS IN GOOD CONDITION FOR ITS AGE, PLEASE EXPECT NORMAL WEAR DUE TO AGE; A FEW PEN (OR MARKER) MARKS; A COUPLE OF SMALL BLACK MARKS; SOME SCRATCHES AND SCUFFING, NO MAJOR DAMAGE; CAN BE MOUNTED ON A WALL.

APPROX. 15" DIAMETER

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Antonio Tempesta (1555 – 5 August 1630) was an Italian painter and engraver, a point of connection between Baroque Rome and the culture of Antwerp. He was born and trained in Florence and painted in a variety of styles, influenced to some degree by "Contra-Maniera" or Counter-Mannerism. He enrolled in the Florentine Accademia delle Arti del Disegno in 1576, and was a pupil of Santi di Tito, then of the Flemish painter Joannes Stradanus. He is now best known as a printmaker in etching and engraving. Among his followers was Marzio di Colantonio.

His favorite subjects were battles, cavalcades, and processions.

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