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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:  Roman letter A, London datemark for 1716-17;
 Fr, a mullet below, maker's mark for James Fraillon;
 Lion's head erased, London mark;
 Britannia, seated, silver standard mark
Location of marks:
On outside of base casket and inside of cover
Lt. Col. H.B.L. Hughes (until 1929; sale, Sotheby's, London, June 13, 1929, no. 89) ; William Randolph Hearst , St. Donat's Castle, Wales (until 1937; sale, Sotheby's, London , November 17, 1937, no. 58)
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