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HANS DAUCHER (1486-1538)SOUTH GERMAN, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1525-1530AN
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medium

Stone

condition

Both sculptures are in very good condition overall consistent with their age and history. There are some natural inclusions consistent with limestone. As can be seen on the photographs, there are some minor losses to the high points in a few places, in particular to the drapery, and some minor scratches to the surface. There are some remnants of paint and a few stains in several places, with some minor surface dirt in the crevices. Both Putti have two metal fixings to the underside where they have been attached to the marble balustrade of the chapel. Putto with helmet: There are a few minor losses to the highpoints of the folds of his dress and sleeves. The tip of his proper right wing is missing, and there is a small chip to his proper left wing. There is a small damage to the putto's proper right finger, and some damage to the tips of the putto's toe: the little toe of his proper left foot is partly missing; three toes of his proper right foot are partly missing. There is a small loss to the right side of the globe (ca 3 cm), and some minor losses to the lower edges. Second putto: There are some losses on the high points of the folds of the putto's dress, as well as to the lower edges of the sculpture. The tip of his proper right wing is missing, and there are some minor losses to the left wing. There are some scratches and graffiti incised on the surface, as well as a probably later inscription IACOBUS HER incised to his proper left thigh. There is a knock and some surface abrasion to the putto's interlaced hands. There are a few small losses to both earlobes. There is some damage to his proper left foot with his heel and toes partly missing, as well as the lower hem of his dress. His hair and curls are very well preserved with a few very minor chips to the floral crown, and a few coloured stains. There is a ca. 2cm loss to the right side of the globe with some surface abrasion to the left side. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

dimensions

29 x 27 x 15,5 cm and 27 x 28 x 15 cm; 11 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 6 in. and 10 1/2 x 11 x 5 3/4 in.

literature

P. M. Halm, Adolf Daucher und die Fuggerkapelle bei St. Anna in Augsburg, Studien zur Fugger-Geschichte, t. VI, Munich/Leipzig, 1921; N. Lieb, Die Fugger und die Kunst im Zeitalter der Spätgotik und frühen Renaissance, mit einem Exkurs: Die Bildhauer der Fugger-Kapelle bei St. Anna zu Augsburg.(Studien zur Fuggergeschichte, vol. 10), Munich, 1952; J. Rasmussen, Kunz von der Rosen in der Fuggerkapelle, in: Zeitschrift des deutschen Vereins für Kunstwissenschaft, t. XXXVIII, no.1/4 (1984), pp. 47-53; B.Bushart, Die Fuggerkapelle bei St. Anna in Augsburg, Munich, 1994; T. Eser, Hans Daucher Augsburger Kleinplastik der Renaissance, Munich, 1996.

provenance

Fugger chapel, St. Anna, Augsburg, circa 1525-1530, dismantled in 1821; acquired by Baron Arthur de Schickler (1828-1919); thence by family descent to the present owners, château de Martinvast;


*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.

*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.


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