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TOMASSO BROTHERS FINE ART DEBUT AT LA BIENNALE 2016

Leeds and London-based Tomasso Brothers Fine Art will be showcasing an exciting new collection at the upcoming La Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris on 10-18 September 2016.

This is the gallery's first time at the prestigious Paris event, where they will be presenting an important selection of European sculpture, within the opulent surroundings of the Grand Palais.

Amongst the items Tomasso Brothers Fine Art will be displaying, is a recently discovered bronze bust of Modios Asiatikos by Francois Girardon, court sculptor to Louis XIV. The gallery's research has revealed that the bust was part of the royal Tuileries Palace's prestigious collection, and prior to that, part of the sculptor's personal collection, and he portrayed it in a series of engravings called 'La Galerie de Girardon' (circa 1709).

Modios

Bronze bust of Modios Asiatikos, by Francois Girardon (1628-1715)

Another recent discovery is a unique terracotta bust of the French philosopher Michel de Montaigne by Flemish sculptor Gilles-Lambert Godecharle.  It is the sole portrayal of Montaigne by Godecharle, created for the gardens of the Chateau de Wespelaer.

Montaigne

Terracotta bust of Michel de Montaigne, by Gilles-Lambert Godecharle (1750-1835)

The gallery's erotic art collection, which ranges from antiquity to the neoclassical periods, includes a recently rediscovered terracotta relief of a Nymph and a Satyr crowned by Cupid, by Johan Tobias Sergel.

Nymph

A Nymph and a Satyr crowned by Cupid, by Johan Tobias Sergel (1740-1814)

Tomasso Brothers Fine Art will be on Stand S19 at La Biennale des Antiquaires, which will take place in the Grand Palais, Paris, from 10-18 September 2016.  For more information, visit Tomasso Brothers Fine Art.