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Bust - King Philip IV of Spain
  • King Philip IV of Spain
    Schiaffino, Bernardo, born 1678 - died 1725
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King Philip IV of Spain

  • Object:

    Bust

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (North, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 - ca. 1725 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schiaffino, Bernardo, born 1678 - died 1725 (sculptor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Terracotta

  • Museum number:

    A.14-1963

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bust represents King Philip IV of Spain (1605 - 1665) and is ascribed to Bernardo Schiaffino (1678-1725), made in Italy, probably Genoa, in the first quarter of the 18th century.
Both, the present piece and A. 15-1963 are notable examples of High Baroque sculpture. The present bust of Philip IV is certainly and that of Charles II possibly, posthumous.

Physical description

Bust of King Philip IV of Spain facing slightly to his left.

Place of Origin

Italy (North, made)

Date

ca. 1700 - ca. 1725 (made)

Artist/maker

Schiaffino, Bernardo, born 1678 - died 1725 (sculptor)

Materials and Techniques

Terracotta

Dimensions

Height: 87 cm

Object history note

Bought, together with A. 15-1963, for £1400, in 1963 (with £1292 from Horn Bequest and £108 from the Purchase Grant).

Historical significance: Both, the present piece and A. 15-1963 are notable examples of High Baroque sculpture. The present bust of Philip IV is certainly and that of Charles II possibly, posthumous. It is likely that the busts were made in North Italy in the circle of Filippo Parodi (1630? - 1708?). They show some affinity to the work of Bernardo (1678 - 1725) and Francesco Maria Schiaffino (1691 - 1765).

Descriptive line

Bust, terracotta, bust of King Philip IV of Spain, ascribed to Schiaffino, Italian, first quarter of 18th century

Materials

Terracotta

Categories

Portraits; Royalty; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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