A forgotten Bernini (?) Withdrawn from Sale?

November 29 2021

Image of A forgotten Bernini (?) Withdrawn from Sale?

Picture: arsmagazine.com

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Spanish arsmagazine.com have published an article on news that the gilded bronze above representing The Ganges River was withdrawn from auction last week.

The auction house La Suite in Barcelona had removed the bronze from sale just an hour before it was due to start. Further information has emerged that a government ministry had placed an export ban on the item so that more time could be spent on research.

The bronze has been connected to a small scale sculptural fountain produced by Lorenzo Bernini for Pope Innocent X. This sculpture survives in an altered state in the Patrimonio Nacional without the figures that once adorned it.

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