Antonio Novelli (Italian, Pisa 1600–1662 Florence)
Overall (wt. confirmed): 36 1/8 × 34 × 18 in., 862 lb. (91.8 × 86.4 × 45.7 cm, 391 kg)
Purchase, Assunta Sommella Peluso, Ignazio Peluso, Ada Peluso and Romano I. Peluso Gift, 2011
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 550
The bust was probably originally placed high in a niche. Its provenance is from the Villa Camerata outside Florence, which had earlier belonged to the Verrazzano, Albizi and Pucci families.
Mrs. Alfred Charles Hall ; to Holy Trinity ; Holy Trinity Church, Florence , until 1965-66 when church was ceded to a Valdensian Evangelical community and its possessions dispersed; [ Salander-O'Reilly Galleries , New York ] ; [ creditors of Salander-O'Reilly Galleries , represented by Kristin Gary Fine Art ] ; [ Kristin Gary Fine Art , New York, until 2011; sold to MMA ]