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Statuette - St. John the Evangelist

St. John the Evangelist

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Florence (made)

  • Date:

    first quarter 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Terracotta

  • Museum number:

    7625-1861

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This statuette has been related to Benedetto da Majano, Jacopo Sansovino, Giovanni Francesco Rustici and moste recently to Andrea Ferrucci. None of these suggestions is satisfactory, but it seems likely that the figure is the work of a minor Florentine sculptor working in the first quarter of the 16th century.

Physical description

He stands, his left foot raised on a square pedestal by which stands a very small eagle. His right hand holds his beard, his left rests on an half-open book, the bottom of which rest on his left knee.

Place of Origin

Florence (made)

Date

first quarter 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Terracotta

Dimensions

Height: 55 cm

Object history note

Purchased from the Gigli-Campana Collection, £15.

Descriptive line

Statuette, terracotta, 'St. John the Evangelist', Italy, Florence, first quarter of the 16th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1861 In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 36
Maclagan, Eric and Longhurst, Margaret H. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture. Text. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1932, p. 58
Raggio, Olga. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Art Bulletin. Vol. L, 1968, p. 101
Pope-Hennessy, John. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Volume II: Text. Sixteenth to Twentieth Century. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1964, p. 412
Sénéchal, Philippe, Giovan Francesco Rustici, 1475-1554: un sculpteur de la Renaissance entre Florence et Paris, Paris, 2007, p. 238.

Production Note

The statuette has been related to Benedetto da Majano, Jacopo Sansovino, Giovanni Francesco Rustici and , most recently, to Andrea Ferrucci. None of these suggestions is satisfactory, but it seems likely that the figure is the work of a minor Florentine sculptor working in the first quarter of the 16th century

Materials

Terracotta

Categories

Christianity; Religion; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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