Model attributed to Gaspero Bruschi (Italian, ca. 1710–1780, active 1737–80)
Height: 19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm)
Purchase, Anne Eden Woodward Foundation Gift, 1987
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 620
This porcelain figure is a much-reduced version of a famous antique marble housed in the Uffizi in Florence. The Ginori porcelain manufactory, located in Doccia, near Florence, produced a variety of sculptures of considerable scale derived from antique models; this ambitious program tested the technical possibilities of porcelain, which was a new medium in Europe at this time, and responded to the taste for all things classical.
[ Piero Corsini Inc. , New York, until 1987; sold to MMA ]