Workshop of Giambologna Ostrich at Cheffins

March 23 2021

Image of Workshop of Giambologna Ostrich at Cheffins

Picture: Cheffins

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Here's a story I haven't spotted in the English speaking art press yet.

The auction house Cheffins will be offering a rare Ostrich by the Workshop of sculptor Giambologna in their upcoming April sale. It's believed the piece may have been created in collaboration with Pietro Tacca of Carrara.

The work had previously been in the collection of Horace Walpole at Strawberry Hill before it was eventually sold to John Dunn-Gardner of Suffolk where it descended to the present owners. The work was spotted by the auction house specialists after the same owner had consigned some paintings for a previous sale.

The Ostrich will be offered with an estimate of £80,000 - £120,000 on 21st April 2021.

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