Bust of Gabriello Chiabrera by Pompeo Caccini

The maker of this bust is the Florentine, Pompeo Caccini, who is primarily known as a painter.

Details

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
18 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,000 ( Total: £26,500)
Acquired in:
1991
Vendor:
K Humphris

This is his only known sculpture and the sitter was one of the most celebrated Italian Baroque poets of the time. The sculpture is both signed and dated, a rare feature before the eighteenth century, and the bust represented a significant addition to the Museum's collection.

Provenance

Marchese Gian Carlo di Negro, until late 19th century; Jacopo Doria, Genoa.Seilgmann collection, c.1935-1990.

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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