A set of 19th century patinated bronze sculptures representing Putti with birds
A set of patinated bronze putti, both lying on one side. The girl is holding a nest in her arms and the boy is playing with a bird, both resting on an oval red and grey marble base. The Loves are very frequently represented both in the decorative arts and painting. They are represented as children often winged. They have several meanings, the main one being the evocation of desire, particularly sexual desire. According to Philostratus the Elder in his book Imagines, I, 6, loves are nymphs children that govern mankind. Numerous they are because there are many things that men want in this world. This text was known as the Renaissance and has inspired many artists. Loves are also represented on funeral monuments to evoke the soul, they are also associated with fine arts and sciences, they are auxiliary of Virtues and Vices. Loves appear in a large number of compositions without that we can assign them with certainty a role other than ornamental.
Dim: W: 13 in - D: 4,3in - H: 10,2in.
Dim: L:33cm, P:11cm, H:26cm.