Pair of Italian Carved Walnut Figures

Pair of Italian Carved Walnut Figures

VALENTINO BESAREL (1829-1902)
Pair of Italian Carved Walnut Figures

Date & Origin c. 1875, Italy
Dimensions
H
154 cm (60 inc)
Dia
247 cm (97 inc)
Description
A Pair of Exhibition Quality Carved Figures on Plinths
Firmly Attributed to Valentino Panciera Besarel
 
Of monumental proportions, in carved Italian walnut, the figures representing a hunter and a fisherman, dressed in the 'troubadour' manner, both with cockaded hats, doublets and jerkins; the hunter with his dog, and bag of game; the fisherman holding a net in his left hand, surrounded by his catch. Both stand on shaped square pedestals.
Italian, Circa 1875

Dimensions:
Figures: H: 61 in / 154 cm
Overall: H: 97.5 in / 247 cm | W: 21 in / 53 cm | D: 21 in / 53 cm
Literature
Valentino Besarel (1829-1902)

Born in Zoldo, near Bellune, hometown of Andrea Brustolon, the great carver of the seventeenth century. Besarewas encouraged by his father to study under Professor Federici, and worked as a carver for a noted architect, Guiseppe Segusini. Later, he received private commissions, and in 1861 his trade card listed amongst his clients Edward, Prince of Wales, the British Consul, Layard, and the King of Italy. He exhibited at the 1878 Paris Universelle Exposition, and won a Gold Medal. The churches of Este and Conselve, near Padua possess groups of saints executed by him.

Literature; Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs; Librairie Grund, 1976, and Guiliana Ericani's 'Scultura Lignea Barocca nel Veneta, Cariverona' 1997.
Medium
carved walnut
Condition
excellent
Stock Code 8711
P.O.A
Dimensions
H
154 cm (60 inc)
Dia
247 cm (97 inc)
Description
A Pair of Exhibition Quality Carved Figures on Plinths
Firmly Attributed to Valentino Panciera Besarel
 
Of monumental proportions, in carved Italian walnut, the figures representing a hunter and a fisherman, dressed in the 'troubadour' manner, both with cockaded hats, doublets and jerkins; the hunter with his dog, and bag of game; the fisherman holding a net in his left hand, surrounded by his catch. Both stand on shaped square pedestals.
Italian, Circa 1875

Dimensions:
Figures: H: 61 in / 154 cm
Overall: H: 97.5 in / 247 cm | W: 21 in / 53 cm | D: 21 in / 53 cm
Stock Code 8711

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