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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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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 556
Marking:  Rörtrand between three crowns (factory mark, printed in green under glaze, on outside of base)
 BR (impressed under glaze, on bottom)
 SP / I (impressed and painted under glaze, on bottom)
Mrs. Alice Stern (until 1994; to MMA)
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