A bronze masterpiece from the early 18th century could be yours via the esteemed Tomasso Brothers Fine Art in the Netherlands. When and how? Details here.
Tomasso Brothers — leading international dealers in the field of European bronze sculpture — is poised to unveil a monumental 18th-century bronze at this year’s TEFAF in Maastricht, Netherlands. Titled “Ganymede and the Eagle,” circa 1714, the sculpture “depicts a poetic moment from classical mythology when Zeus, disguised as an eagle, captures Ganymede, in Homer’s words ‘the loveliest born of the race of mortals,’ to become his cup-bearer” the dealers write. “This dramatic composition is a wonderful example of Massimiliano Soldani-Benzi’s suave modeling of form, and the sumptuous finish of his bronzes. It is also an extremely rare model: the only other known version is held by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.”
The historic work is just one of the highlights at Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, stand 166, TEFAF 2016, offered for sale priced in excess of €1,000,000. The fair, which is the world’s leading art and antiques event, takes place at the Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre (MECC) from March 11-20.
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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