Workshop of Severo Calzetta da Ravenna (Italian, active by 1496, died before 1543)
Italian, Ravenna or Padua
Height: 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm)
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1910
Not on view
Cast identically, the two statuettes (see also 64.101.1433) demonstrate the vicissitudes of Renaissance bronzes. One has been stripped of its lacquer, the other has been endowed with a greenish patina that emulates archaeological verdigris.
Baron Larrey ; Mme. E. Warneck , Paris (until 1905; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 3–4, 1905, no. 137); George Blumenthal (until 1910; to MMA)