Identification and Creation
Object Number
1938.28
People
Giovanni Battista Nini, Italian (Urbino, Italy 1717 - 1786 Chaumont sur Loire, France)
Title
Portrait of an Ecclesiastic
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Charrier de la Roche, Bishop of Versailles
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
relief, sculpture
Date
1765
Culture
Italian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/230650
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Relief
Dimensions
16.9 x 2.5 cm (6 5/8 x 1 in.)
with hanging wire: 17.9 cm (7 1/16 in.)
525.8 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: impressed on truncation: J B NINI F
  • inscription: verso, graphite, handwritten: St[ ] / de Charrier [de la Roche?] / [ ]
  • inscription: center of verso, graphite, handwritten: [Etap--]?
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY; his gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1938.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Grenville L. Winthrop, Class of 1886
Accession Year
1938
Object Number
1938.28
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Cleric in profile left, wearing calotte, a cross around his neck. Perforated at upper margin for hanging wire.

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