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Statuette - Birdcatcher

Birdcatcher

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Florence (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1620 - ca. 1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Giambologna (sculptor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    A.129-1956

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze of a birdcatcher is made after a model by Giambologna, in ca. 1620-1650.
A similar bronze of a birdcatcher, with a 'Lanthorne in his left hand' was among the fifteen statuettes, by Pietro Tacca after models by Giambologna, that were presented in 1612 by the Grand Duke of Tuscany to Henry, Prince of Wales. After Henry's early death these bronzes passed to Charles I whose enthusiasm for collecting works of art may have been stimulated by his elder brother.

Place of Origin

Florence (made)

Date

ca. 1620 - ca. 1650 (made)

Artist/maker

Giambologna (sculptor)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Height: 30.3 cm

Object history note

Given by Dr. W. L. Hildburgh, F. S. A., 1956.

Historical significance: A similar bronze of a birdcatcher, with a 'Lanthorne in his left hand' was among the fifteen statuettes, by Pietro Tacca after models by Giambologna, that were presented in 1612 by the Grand Duke of Tuscany to Henry, Prince of Wales. After Henry's early death these bronzes passed to Charles I whose enthusiasm for collecting works of art may have been stimulated by his elder brother.

Descriptive line

Statuette, bronze, birdcatcher, after a model by Giambologna, Italy, ca. 1620-1650

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Birdcatcher

Categories

Bronze; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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