Workshop of Severo Calzetta da Ravenna (Italian, active by 1496, died before 1543)
ca. 1520 or later
Bronze, light reddish brown patina.
H. 23 cm.
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Not on view
This bronze is a variation on one of the more popular models from the workshop of Severo da Ravenna. In this version, the satyress holds a cornucopia in her right hand and is seated on a tree trunk. The holes in the tree trunk were possibly for holding quill pens.
Isaac Falcke, London; Falcke sale, Christie’s, London, 19 April 1910, lot 44 (to [Charles Davis for Duveen Brothers]); [Duveen Brothers, New York]; William Salomon, New York; Salomon sale, American Art Association, American Art Galleries, New York, 5 April 1923, lot 417 (to [Duveen]); [Duveen Brothers]; acquired by Mrs. Albert E. Goodhart, New York, through Duveen for $9,000 in 1927; Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Goodhart, New York. Bequeathed by Mrs. Goodhart to Robert Lehman in August 1952.