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Felix Baciocchi, Prince of Lucca and Piombino

Artist:
Giovanni Antonio Santarelli (Italian, Manopello 1758–1826 Florence)
Date:
ca. 1809
Culture:
Italian, Florence
Medium:
Pink wax on glass painted dark blue; frame: moulded gilt plaster
Dimensions:
Diameter: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Martin, 1938
Accession Number:
38.145.36
Not on view
One of a group of Napoleonic portraits in wax by Santarelli owned by the Museum (38.145.36–.39). This piece served as the model for the reverse of the medal commemorating Elisa Baciocchi's assumption of the title granducale in 1809. See 38.145.37 for the portrait of Elisa Baciocchi which served as the model for the obverse of the medal.
Inscription: Label on back: Gio. Ant.o Santarelli/Firenze 18[?]
Georgianna Blunt , Florence ; [ sale, Anderson Galleries , New York, February 14, 1927, lot 242; sold as a set of four [38.145.36–.39] for $115 to Martin ]; Mary Martin (1927–38; bequeathed to MMA)
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