Samson and the Phillistines by Vincenzo Foggini

The design of the group draws heavily upon elements found in the work of Michelangelo and Giambologna.

Details

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
233 cm
Art Fund grant:
£75,000 ( Total: £350,000)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Green Drake Corporation

It is now thought possible that Foggini carved his group from the colossal marble block reserved by Giambologna which was present in the workshop on Giambologna's death in 1608 and was available to Foggini when he took over the same workshop a century later.

Provenance

Wentworth Woodhouse.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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