Attributed to Lucas Faydherbe
Mechelen 1617 - Mechelen 1697
Height: 103 cm. (40.5 in.)
FURTHER INFORMATION:This very nice and impressive terracotta-sculpture of a Triton is very comparable to works of Lucas Faydherbe (Mechelen 1617-1697). Eg: Faydherbes "Triton" in the KMSK in Brussels. It can be dated around 1650 and its style is very Rubenesque.
Iconographically, the putto represents a Triton blowing on a shell and holding a - now missing - trident in its right hand. Other 'marine' features are the chain of shells across its chest, the netting in his hair and the dolphin at its feet.