Although New York City will be flooded with master drawing exhibitions and sales this month, collectors will have an opportunity to acquire important European bronze sculptures as well. Who’s offering them?
Timed to coincide with Master Drawings New York 2016, leading international sculpture dealers Tomasso Brothers Fine Art will make available a number of outstanding European bronze sculptures at Carlton Hobbs LLC. On view and offered from January 21-30, Antonio di Pietro Averlino’s (ca. 1400-1469) relief of Julius Caesar takes center stage among a considerable collection of works. Via the event press release, “Averlino’s work dates circa 1433, around the time he began designing the monumental bronze doors of St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome and is considered to have had a crucial influence over the entire genre of all’antica bronze relief work that emerged during the second half of the 15th century. Autographed works by Averlino are astonishingly rare and along with his tutor, Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378-1455), he is considered one of the earliest masters of bronze relief sculpture.”

Antonio di Pietro Averlino, Julius Caesar and King Juba, bronze, 6 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (c) Tomasso Brothers Fine Art 2016

Dino Tomasso said, “We will present serious collectors and connoisseurs with an outstanding opportunity to view and acquire some of the best European bronze sculpture available today.” Raffaello Tomasso added, “This follows up a successful New York event we staged at Carlton Hobbs a year ago. Our forthcoming show, and the works we have selected to bring, is in part a response to the well-received exhibitions of the Quentin and Hill bronzes, held at the Frick Collection in recent years.”
“Important European Bronzes” will open on January 21 at Carlton Hobbs LLC, New York, and will be on view through January 30.
To learn more, visit Tomasso Brothers Fine Art.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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