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    Briosco, Andrea Il Riccio, born 1470 - died 1532
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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Padua (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1520 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Briosco, Andrea Il Riccio, born 1470 - died 1532 (style of)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Medieval & Renaissance, Room 64, The Wolfson Gallery, case SS3

This is one of a number of pieces once thought to be made by Riccio, the great master of the small bronze. But during a study of Riccio’s bronzes, it was discovered that they were made using a different technique. It seems that another workshop was imitating Riccio’s style.

Physical description

This standing female nude figure holds an apple in the proper right hand and an upright cornucopia in the left. She wears a diadem, and her hair is centrally parted and tied back in a classical style.

Place of Origin

Padua (made)


ca.1520 (made)


Briosco, Andrea Il Riccio, born 1470 - died 1532 (style of)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 26.8 cm, Width: 9.2 cm, Depth: 6.6 cm, Weight: 1.2 kg

Object history note

Bought from the Heim Gallery.

Descriptive line

Statuette, bronze, Italian (Padua), style of Andrea Briosco called Il Riccio (ca. 1470-1532), early 16th century

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

Ebert-Schifferer, Sybille, Natur und Antike in der Renaissance, Frankfurt: Liebieghaus - Museum Alter Plastik, 1985.
Avery, Charles. Renaissance & Baroque bronzes in the Frick Art Museum. Pittsburgh : Frick Art & Historical Center, 1993, pp.43-47, cat. no. 5.
Migeon, G. Catalogue des bronzes et cuivres, 1904, p. 86, no. 57 and illus.
Hackenbroch, Yvonne. 'The Female Nude', Connoisseur, May 1959, vol. CXLIII, No. 578, p. 25.
Stone, Richard E. 'Antico and the Development of Bronze Casting in Italy at the End of the Quattrocento, Metropolitan Museum Journal, 1982, 16, pp. 87-116.








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