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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1160
People
Unidentified Artist
School of Giambologna, Italian (Douai, Flanders 1529 - 1608 Florence, Italy)
Title
Falcon
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
16th-17th century
Culture
Italian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/229850
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
32.8 x 15.5 x 23 cm (12 15/16 x 6 1/8 x 9 1/16 in.)
with base: 47.3 x 22 x 23 cm (18 5/8 x 8 11/16 x 9 1/16 in.)
Provenance
Medici family, Villa Reale, Castello (Florence). Professor Elia Volpi and his daughters; Pietro Tozzi, New York, sold; [to Brummer Gallery, New York, sold]*; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY, February 1929, for $24,000; bequest to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.

*The provenance until this point is summarized in a letter from Pietro Tozzi to Grenville Winthrop dated April 27, 1941.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1160
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Bertha Harris Wiles, The Fountains of Florentine Sculptors and their Followers from Donatello to Bernini (Cambridge, Mass., 1933), fig. 144

Chinese Sculpture, Bronzes, Jades, Paintings and Drawings, Egyptian and Persian sculpture, Pre-Columbian art; selected from the collection of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1943), p. 8

Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), no. 130, pp. 202-203, repr.

Victoria Kloss Ball, Architecture and Interior Design: A Basic History Through the Seventeenth Century, John Wiley & Sons (New York, NY, 1980), p. 275; repr. in b/w p. 275 as fig. 6.60

Exhibition History

Chinese sculpture, bronzes, jades, paintings and drawings, Egyptian and Persian sculpture, Pre-Columbian art : selected from the collection of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/01/1943 - 02/28/1944

Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/23/1969 - 03/31/1969

Re-View: S424-426 Western Art from 1560 to 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011

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