Overall (wt. confirmed): 56 1/4 in., 493lb. (142.9 cm, 223.6233kg)
Gift of Mrs. Judith M. Taubman, 2005
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 619
The Venetian Antonio Gai had an international clientele. According to a contemporary chronicle, statues by Gai of the mythological lovers Atalanta and Meleager, as well as a number of busts, were shipped to England by Joseph Smith, the noted collector and British consul in Venice.
Inscription: On front of socle: ANT.GAI.VEN.F.MDCCXXXV