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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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Vertumnus and Pomona from a set of Scenes from Operas
Vulcan Presenting Arms for Aeneas to Venus from a set of The Loves of the Gods
Bacchus and Ariadne from a set of The Loves of the Gods
The Dance from a set of the Italian Village Scenes
The Charlatan and the Peep Show from a set of Italian Village Scenes
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 551
Signature: (left foreground, in reverse) F. Boucher
Boulard de Gatellier (until 1898; sold to Joel Duveen) ; [ Joel Duveen (from 1898) ] ; R. W. Hudson (from 1900) ; George Blumenthal (from ca. 1928) ; by descent, Mary Ann Robertson (until 1964; to MMA)
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