Wed, 5th Dec 2018 10:00

Fine European Works of Art & Clocks

 
  Lot 16
 

A LATE 17TH / EARLY 18TH CENTURY FRANCO-FLEMISH TERRACOTTA MODEL DEPICTING A PAIR OF PUTTI AS AN ALLEGORY OF INFIDELITY the comical composition depicting Cupid pulling at the ear of the barking dog who represent Fidelity, his companion seated on a rock and turning away, both raised on a naturalistic base,  37cm high This beautifully modelled terracotta depicts a moralising yet humorous scene that would have been easily read and understood by contemporary art lovers as an allegory of infidelity, as Passion (Cupid) hurting the faithful and devoted hound of Fidelity.

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