St Simon by Guiseppe Mazzuoli

Bozzetto for over-life-size marble figure of the Saint in the right-hand transept of the Brompton Oratory.

Details

Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
38 cm
Art Fund grant:
£650 ( Total: £1,250)
Acquired in:
1971
Vendor:
Heim Gallery

The series of apostles was originally commissioned for Siena Cathedral. During late 19th Century restorations, the statues were removed to 'restore the Gothic Purity', sold to a collector and presented to the Brompton Oratory in 1895.

Provenance

Baron Friedrich von Stumm

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 348 8000 www.birminghammuseums.org.uk

Entry details

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