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In conjunction with the exhibition Bernini: Sculpting in Clay (on view October 3, 2012–January 6, 2013), Jennifer Montagu, Honorary Fellow, The Warburg Institute, London University, outlines the history of bozzetti, modelli, and copies by various sculptors, including Bernini. Preliminary models were used by sculptors to sketch their designs, but sometimes, artists used the work of assistants or even other artists in order to create their full-scale sculptures.
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Storage jar (Albarello) with profile portrait
Storage jar (Albarello)
Storage jar (Albarello) depicting a dog
Two-handled storage jug (Albarello) with crowned eagles
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 604
Due to the style of its painted decoration, this storage jar has been attributed to Faenza, Deruta, and most recently, to Pesaro. The difficulty in determining its place of origin is due in part to the popularity of certain decorative motifs employed by potters working in various centers of maiolica production in the last quarter of the fifteenth century.
Marking: Outside bottom, red wax seal: A (?) T
Michel Boy (before 1905) ; Sigismond Bardac (by 1913) ; Mortimer L. Schiff (before 1927–1946; sale, Mortimer L. Schiff collection, Parke- Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, May 4, 1946, no. 15; to French & Co. for MMA)
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