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Statuette - Sleeping Nymph

Sleeping Nymph

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Florence (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Giambologna (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Dr W.L. Hildburgh, FSA

  • Museum number:

    A.75-1956

  • Gallery location:

    Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery, case 10, shelf 3

This figure was produced in a number of variants. The Grand Duke Francesco I de’ Medici sent one from Florence to his brother Ferdinando, who was then a cardinal in Rome.

Physical description

Semi-nude nymph sleeping on a chaise-longe, her head and body supported by tasselled pillows.

Place of Origin

Florence (made)

Date

1600-1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Giambologna (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Height: 20.2 cm, Length: 32.5 cm, Weight: 7.800 kg, Weight: 7.78 kg

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Statuette, bronze, a Sleeping Nymph, after a model by Giambologna (1529-1608), Italian (Florence), 1600-1700

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

Binnebeke, Emile van. Bronze sculpture : sculpture from 1500-1800 in the collection of the Boymans-van Beuningen Museum. Rotterdam : Het Museum, 1994, pp.80-81, cat. no. 17.
Avery, Charles, Jean Bologne: La Belle Endormie, exh. cat., Galerie Piltzer, Paris, 2000, esp. p. 56, cat. no. A2

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Casting

Subjects depicted

Nymph

Categories

Sculpture; Myths & Legends; Bronze

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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