Ninety Assorted Intaglios and plaster impressionsItalian, first half 19th century and later
Lot includes a handwritten note dated Ò1822Ó which presumably identifies the artist of some of the intaglios: ÒÉengraved at Rome by PicklerÉÓ Pickler, also spelled Pichler, is the surname of known gem-engraver Anton Pichler (1697-1779) who worked in Rome. His sons Giovanni Pichler (1734-1791) and Luigi Pichler (1773-1854) were also successful gem engravers in Rome and Vienna, respectively.
"1822 / Casts from IntaglioÕs engraved at Rome by Pickler drawn from the originals as mentioned. -- / No. 1. Theseus slaying the Centaur by Canova.-- / No.2 Cupid & Psyche Ð by the famous Swedish Sculptor Thorwaldson.-- / No. 3 The Graces (very famous) by Canova. -- / No. 4 The Belvidere Apollo. -- / No. 5 A Muse Ð by Canova.--"
Provenance: From the collection of James Maxime DuPont (1912-1991) of New Jersey
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
James DuPont (1912-1991) was intensely interested in a wide variety of collecting areas. Egyptian, Asian, Italian, Tribal, Woodlands American and South American artifacts were all of interest to him and were gathered early on in his collecting career. Many of the most important and interesting objects have late-19th or early-20th century inscriptions indicating origin or provenance on labels attached to the pieces, which shows the extent of documentation provided on these very fine collectible objects.