Limestone Statue of the Uffizi Boar For Sale
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 11

Limestone Statue of the Uffizi Boar

About

About After the antique, a finely modelled and weathered limestone garden ornament. This classical sculpture is generally thought to be based on the story of the slaying of the Calydonian boar by Meleager. The boar had been sent by Diana to ruin the countryside of Aetolia as she had been offended by Meleager’s father, King of Calydon. The antique figure is first recorded as being in Rome in the 1550s. By 1568 it was in the Pitti Palace in Florence and by 1591 it had found its way to the Uffizi. It was badly damaged by a fire there in 1762 but was then restored. This statue has terrific presence as a figurative work and this example is much enhanced by lots of moss and lichen accumulated over many years of exposure to the elements. The boar is depicted having been suddenly disturbed from his sleep, half rising, showing his tusks, his ears twitching, his snout sniffing the air trying to detect the source of danger. He is growling as, indeed, this is a dangerous wild animal. This was reclaimed from a property in London. Condition report Weathered finish. Lacking end of tail. Style Classical, Italian, Roman Date of manufacture 1st half of the 20th century Period 20th century Origin England Materials and techniques Limestone, hand carved Wear - Wear consistent with age and use - Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches - Historic repairs Dimensions: Height 114 cm Width 126 cm Depth 82 cm Weight 540 kg.   

Details

  • Dimensions
    H 44.89 in. x W 49.61 in. x D 32.29 in.H 114 cm x W 126 cm x D 82 cm
  • Seller Location
    Wormelow, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    28610
  • Reference Number
    LU2096316767962
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2016
Located in Wormelow, GB
More From This Seller
Pair of Neoclassical Style Carved Limestone Lions
Pair of Neoclassical Style Carved Limestone Lions
20th Century English Garden Ornaments
About: A pair of carved limestone lions; After Canova Condition report: One lion’s paw has a small loss to the front. Weathered finish. Style: Italian neoclassical ...
Pair of 19th Century English Limestone Armorial Lions
Pair of 19th Century English Limestone Armorial...
Antique 19th Century English Garden Ornaments
Limestone
These lions are in good condition and have a weathered finish. Various small damages and losses Measures: Height 65 cm and 62 cm Width 26 cm and 28 cm (base of each lion) De...
Reclaimed English Limestone Pool Surround
Reclaimed English Limestone Pool Surround
20th Century English Garden Ornaments
About An attractive circular carved limestone pool or pond surround of simple architectural form and natural weather aged appearance. This was reclaimed from a property on the Wen...
Pair of Late 19th Century Carved Limestone Baskets of Fruit Finials
Pair of Late 19th Century Carved Limestone Bask...
Antique Late 19th Century Garden Ornaments
Limestone
These oval shaped limestone carved baskets of fruit are in excellent condition for their age with some small chips and losses. Measures: Height 33 cm Width 42 cm Depth 33 cm...
You May Also Like
19th Century Hand-Carved Limestone Statue of Children
19th Century Hand-Carved Limestone Statue of Ch...
Antique 19th Century Belgian Statues
Limestone
What a charming piece and quite rare! This beautifully-carved statue is most probably from the Low Countries (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg) and features a young boy with mandolin...
Large Marble Statue of the Virgin Mary
Large Marble Statue of the Virgin Mary
Early 20th Century Unknown Baroque Statues
Marble
Large white marble statue of The Virgin Mary, early 20th century. This marble statue weighs approximately 300-400 pounds.
Limestone Sculpture of a Faun
Limestone Sculpture of a Faun
Antique Late 18th Century French Statues
Limestone
Limestone sculpture of a faun.
Pair of Limestone Finials
Pair of Limestone Finials
Early 20th Century French Garden Ornaments
Limestone
A pair of limestone finials.
Pair of Limestone Acorns
Pair of Limestone Acorns
21st Century and Contemporary French Garden Ornaments
Limestone
This pair of limestone acorns originate from France. Make a great addition to a lawn or outdoor space. Measurements: 19'' D x 29'' H.
French Cast Stone Statue of Venus at the Bath
French Cast Stone Statue of Venus at the Bath
Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Statues
Cast Stone
Contrary to popular belief, classical garden statuary has not fallen out of fashion and pieces like this lovely figure of Venus at the bath are very much in demand. In three-quarter ...
Stone Statue of a Boy
Stone Statue of a Boy
Vintage 1970s English Garden Ornaments
Stone
A stone statue of a boy seated on a rock, with a patina of moss.
Garden Statue of David
Garden Statue of David
Vintage 1940s Statues
Concrete
Concrete garden statue of David, lichen encrusted patina.

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries