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Bust

Bust

  • Place of origin:

    Bologna (city) (made)

  • Date:

    1858-1885 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Minghetti, Angelo, born 1822 - died 1885 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    TIn-glazed earthenware, painted in colours

  • Museum number:

    170-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case EXP []

Angelo Minghetti started producing ceramics at Imola in 1848. He started his first furnace in Bologna in 1858 and he built another at Malvasia in 1864. From 1877 all works were concentrated in Bologna. His works were much raised at the time and often mistaken for 'antique' (Renaissance) maiolica.
Minghetti too inspiration from his 'heroes' of the Renaissance period, most notably the sculptor Lucca della Robbia, who was famous for his large-scale works in polychrome earthenware.
Since 1869, Minghetti participated in National and International exhibitions. (Bologna 1869; London 1870; Vienna 1873; Naples 1877; Paris 1878; Milan 1883; Turin 1884) In Vienna he showed a huge vase, measuring 2.3 metres.
Minghetti died in 1885.

Physical description

Large bust of Emperor Caligula, on separate pedestal. Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in colours.

Place of Origin

Bologna (city) (made)

Date

1858-1885 (made)

Artist/maker

Minghetti, Angelo, born 1822 - died 1885 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

TIn-glazed earthenware, painted in colours

Marks and inscriptions

'CALIGULA', painted in black on the pedestal

Dimensions

Height: 80 cm bust, Height: 18 cm plinth, Depth: 52.5 cm, Width: 70 cm

Object history note

Four busts were acquired in 1885, one of these, emperor Nero, was transferred to the Dublin Museum

Descriptive line

Bust of The Emperor Caligula, in enamelled terracotta, probably by Angelo Minghetti (1821/30 - 1885), after 1849.

For a bust of The Emperor Caligula, in enamelled terracotta, probably by Angelo Minghetti (1821/30 - 1885), after 1849.
Bust of The Emperor Caligula, in enamelled terracotta, probably by Angelo Minghetti (1821/30 - 1885), after 1849.

For a bust of The Emperor Caligula, in enamelled terracotta, probably by Angelo Minghetti (1821/30 - 1885), after 1849.

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

See object information file in Ceramics and Glass Dept office
Barberini, N, Ceramiche Artistiche Minghetti, Bologna. NAL ND 95.0652

Production Note

A note in the old Register, dated 5th December 1892, states that according to information from Cavaliere Cantagalli of Florence, the busts were made by Minghetti of Bologna. According to Barberini's monograph, Minghetti's products included monumental busts.

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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