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Satyress and her Infant

Artist:
Workshop of Severo Calzetta da Ravenna (Italian, active by 1496, died before 1543)
Date:
ca. 1520 or later
Medium:
Bronze, light reddish brown patina.
Dimensions:
H. 23 cm.
Classification:
Metalwork-Bronze
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.1394
Not on view
This bronze is a variation on one of the more popular models from the workshop of Severo da Ravenna. In this version, the satyress holds a cornucopia in her right hand and is seated on a tree trunk. The holes in the tree trunk were possibly for holding quill pens.
Isaac Falcke, London; Falcke sale, Christie’s, London, 19 April 1910, lot 44 (to [Charles Davis for Duveen Brothers]); [Duveen Brothers, New York]; William Salomon, New York; Salomon sale, American Art Association, American Art Galleries, New York, 5 April 1923, lot 417 (to [Duveen]); [Duveen Brothers]; acquired by Mrs. Albert E. Goodhart, New York, through Duveen for $9,000 in 1927; Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Goodhart, New York. Bequeathed by Mrs. Goodhart to Robert Lehman in August 1952.
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