Pair of Italian Carved Walnut Figures
Pair of Italian Carved Walnut Figures
Pair of Italian Carved Walnut Figures
Pair of Italian Carved Walnut Figures
Pair of Italian Carved Walnut Figures


Pair of Italian Carved Walnut Figures

c. 1875 Italy

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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

Figures: H: 61 in / 154 cm
Overall: H: 97.5 in / 247 cm | W: 21 in / 53 cm | D: 21 in / 53 cm
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.
Height 154.00 cm (60.63 inches)
Diameter 247.00 cm (97.24 inches)
Stock Code
carved walnut

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