Paolo Giordano II Orsini, Duke of Bracciano, Johann Jakob Kornmann (called Cormano) (born Augsburg 1620, active Rome, died after 1672), Bronze, with dark brown lacquer patina, and gilded and silvered details, Italian, Rome

Paolo Giordano II Orsini, Duke of Bracciano

Artist:
Johann Jakob Kornmann (called Cormano) (born Augsburg 1620, active Rome, died after 1672)
Date:
ca. 1625–35
Culture:
Italian, Rome
Medium:
Bronze, with dark brown lacquer patina, and gilded and silvered details
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 7 1/8 × 6 × 2 1/2 in. (18.1 × 15.2 × 6.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.60.106
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 542
This miniature bust is the most intricately worked example of a model so charged with character that it was long believed to be by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the genius of the Roman Baroque. It is now known to be by Johann Jakob Kornmann, or Cormano, as he was known in Italy, who also made several medals of Paolo Giordano II Orsini.
[ Cyril Humphris , London ] ; Jack and Belle Linsky (until 1982; to MMA)