European Carrera Marble Sculpture After the Hellenistic ‘Boy With Thorn’
A beautiful sculpture carved in fine Carrera marble after the original Greco-Roman Hellenistic bronze at the Capitoline Museums in Rome. Depicting a boy removing a thorn from his foot. A beloved subject, Boy with Thorn, also known as Spinario and Fedelino, is represented in many famous museums and in various mediums. This image closely follows the marble example in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, where it has been since the 1770’s. The essence of the sculpture is thought to be simplicity and real-life oriented, with the boy likely being a young shepherd. A portrayal that has inspired many great artists for hundreds of years. This piece is in very good condition overall, a terrific example of classic marble sculpture, and infinitely endearing.
19″H x 13″W x 12″D