Two Bozzetti of Apostles St Philip & St Matthew by Guiseppe Mazzuoli

The statuettes relate to the series of 12 Apostles originally made for Siena Cathedral to be placed against main columns of the nave to replace a set of Trecento sculpts then considered crude and rough.


Details

Medium:
Terracotta (with traces of pigmentation in the terracotta drapery)
Dimensions:
Height: 1) 38.5 cm; 2) 35.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £1,000)
Acquired in:
1965
Vendor:
Colnaghi

Commission given by Cardinal Flavio Chigi - Mazzuoli, his protege. Statues in place by 1695, by 1879 they were felt to be out of place so removed and presented to the Brompton Oratory in 1895.

Venue details

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