Seated Satyr, Andrea Briosco, called Riccio (Italian, Trent 1470–1532 Padua), Bronze, Italian, Padua

Seated Satyr

Artist:
Andrea Briosco, called Riccio (Italian, Trent 1470–1532 Padua)
Date:
ca. 1520
Culture:
Italian, Padua
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 9 × 7 1/8 × 6 3/4 in. (22.9 × 18.1 × 17.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.1417
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 536
An intensely personal evocation of classical antiquity, the satyr gazes wistfully while holding a shell-shaped lamp in one hand, his pipes in the other. It is an autograph Riccio of which several variants are known, and among his monuments is perhaps nearest in style to certain figures in the della Torre reliefs (Louvre), about 1516–1521.
Walter von Pannwitz , Berlin ; Irwin Untermyer (by 1962–64; to MMA)