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Bequeathed by Dr W.L. Hildburgh, FSA
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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.
Semi-nude nymph sleeping on a chaise-longe, her head and body supported by tasselled pillows.
Place of Origin
Materials and Techniques
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.
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
Sculpture; Myths & Legends; Bronze