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In conjunction with the exhibition Bernini: Sculpting in Clay (on view October 3, 2012–January 6, 2013), Anthony Sigel, Guest Curator, and Conservator of Objects and Sculpture, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums, outlines the research and discoveries he and his fellow curators made in preparation for the exhibition. By researching Bernini's methods, Sigel has determined which figures Bernini created himself and which ones were likely created by assistants. His lecture includes his own photographs of the models and detailed descriptions of Bernini's methods.
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Marking:  Crowned LP flanked by SEVRES 1846 in a circle, printed in gold (factory mark for gilding)
 CHATEAU / DE / COMPIEGNE, a crown above, in a circle, printed in red
 M in gold (gilder's mark)
 J c 7 II II incised
Mary Ann Payne Foundation, Inc. (until 1962; to MMA)
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