Cardinal Guillaume d'Estouteville (1403–1483), Bishop of Ostia and Cardinal Archbishop of Rouen
Mino da Fiesole (Mino di Giovanni) (Italian, Papiano or Montemignaio 1429–1484 Florence)
third quarter 15th century
Overall (wt confirmed): 14 1/8 in., 47lb. (35.9 cm, 21.3191kg)
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 605
Cardinal d'Estetouteville (1403–1483), a rich French prelate, commissioned Mino da Fiesole to produce the marble ciborium in Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, finished in 1461 and since dismantled, one of whose reliefs bears the cardinal's portrait. Our bust in high relief surely also occupied an architectural setting.
Oscar Hainauer , Berlin ; [ Joseph Duveen , in 1910; sold to Altman) ; Benjamin Altman (1910–13; bequeathed to MMA)