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Battle Scene

Artist:
Giovanni Bernardi da Castel Bolognese , Rome
Date:
model ca. 1540 (cast 16th or 17th century)
Medium:
Copper alloy with light brown patina.
Dimensions:
5.5 x 6.6 cm, wt. 84.35 g.
Classification:
Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.1339
Not on view
This plaquette depicting a battle scene exists in other versions in the Bode Museum, Berlin (a rectangular work), the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Louvre, Paris. Some bear the monogram IO(hannus) B(ernardi) F(ecit). The composition may have derived from an engraved crystal plaquette that Giovanni Bernardi made for Cardinal Alessandro Farnese II. This aftercast from the sixteenth or seventeenth century has some loss of detail.
Robert Lehman, New York
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