A Pair of Exhibition Quality Carved Figures on Plinths Attributed to Valentino Panciera Besarel Valentino Panciera Besarel (1829 - 1902)

Figures: H: 61 in / 154 cm
Overall: H: 97.5 in / 247 cm  |  W: 21 in / 53 cm  |  D: 21 in / 53 cm


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


Valentino Besarel Born in Zoldo, near Bellune, home town of the great carver of the Seventeenth Century, Andrea Brustolon he was 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 many groups of saints executed by him; armchairs in the manner of Brustolon signed by Besarel are recorded.

REF No. 8711

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