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Bust - Girolamo Savonarola
  • Girolamo Savonarola
    Bastianini, Giovanni, born 1830 - died 1868
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Girolamo Savonarola

  • Object:

    Bust

  • Place of origin:

    [Firenze], Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1863 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bastianini, Giovanni, born 1830 - died 1868 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Terracotta

  • Museum number:

    31-1896

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This terracotta bust of Girolamo Savonarola, in the garb of a Dominican friar, with the hood thrown over his head was executed in imitation of a 15th century work by Giovanni Bastianini (b. 1830: d. 1868) of Florence.

Physical description

Terracotta bust of Girolamo Savonarola, in the garb of a Dominican friar, with the hood thrown over his head. Inscribed below, FRA IERONIMO SAVONAROLA. AN. DO. 1496. The bust, which is painted in colours, is executed in imitation of a 15th century work. By Giovanni Bastianini (b. 1830: d. 1868) of Florence.

Place of Origin

[Firenze], Italy (made)

Date

1863 (made)

Artist/maker

Bastianini, Giovanni, born 1830 - died 1868 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Terracotta

Dimensions

Height: 60.3 cm

Descriptive line

Terracota bust depicting Girolamo Savonarola by Giovanni Bastianini, Florence, 1863

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

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1896. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1900. pp. 5
Schuyler, Jane. Florentine Busts: Sculpted Portraiture in the Fifteenth Century. New York and london. 1976. pp. 225-6.
Garfagnini, Gian Carlo. 'Una Città e il profeta Firenze di Fronte al Savonarola' Firenze. 2001. pp. 520. fig. 4
Fulton, Christopher. 'Savonarola's Risorgimento- Images of the Prophet from Nineteenth century Italy.'
Baker, Malcolm. 'Noble Works or Base Deceptions? Some Victorian Fakes and Forgeries.' The V& A Album. 2. 1983. pp. 389-90. fig. 9.
Moskowitz, Anita. F. 'The case of Giovanni Bastianini: A Fair and Balanced View.' Artibus et Historiae. 50. XXV. 2004. pp. 165-6, 170. fig. 17 on p. 167.
MacLagan, E, and Longhurst, Margaret, H. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture. London: V&A, 1932. pp.168
Pope-Hennessy, John. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1964. pp.680

Subjects depicted

Savonarola, Girolamo

Categories

Sculpture

Collection code

SCP

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