The statuettes relate to the series of 12 Apostles originally made for Siena Cathedral to be placed against main columns of the nave to replace a set of Trecento sculpts then considered crude and rough.
Two Bozzetti of Apostles St Philip & St Matthew by Guiseppe Mazzuoli, 1679
© Ashmolean Museum
- Terracotta (with traces of pigmentation in the terracotta drapery)
- Height: 1) 38.5 cm; 2) 35.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,000 ( Total: £1,000)
- Acquired in:
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.