Andrea Doria offering a sacrifice by Leone Leoni

Leone Leoni was condemned to the papal galleys in 1540 after a fight with the papal jeweller and only released after the intervention of Andrea Doria, a powerful prince in Genoa.

Details

Medium:
Bronze Dimensions: 8.95 x 7.75 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,355 ( Total: £15,600)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Morton & Eden

Leoni produced a series of three plaquettes and five medals to commemorate his debt to Doria as liberator and patron including this plaquette.

Provenance

Richard Strauss; Christie's, 1977; John R Gaines; Morton & Eden, 2005.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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