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Giovanni Gioviano Pontano (1426–1503)

Adriano Fiorentino (Adriano di Giovanni de' Maestri) (Italian, Florence (?) born ca. 1450–60, died 1499 Florence)

Date:
ca. 1490
Culture:
Italian, Naples
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Overall (wt. confirmed): H. 19 7/8 x W. 13 1/8 x D. 4 1/2 in., Wt. 73lb. (50.5 x 33.3 x 11.4 cm, 33.1126kg)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, by exchange, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.21
  • Description

    Adriano, probably a member of the household of Lorenzo de'Medici, found work in Naples, where Pontano was chancellor of the Aragonese court and an important humanist poet.

  • Provenance

    Gaetano Pepe , Naples (until 1924; sold to Tozzi) ; [ Piero Tozzi (until 1991) ] ; [ sale, Sotheby's, New York , January 12, 1991, no. 34; sold to MMA ]

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