The maker of this bust is the Florentine, Pompeo Caccini, who is primarily known as a painter.
Bust of Gabriello Chiabrera by Pompeo Caccini, 1624
© V&A Picture Library
- 18 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £12,000 ( Total: £26,500)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Marchese Gian Carlo di Negro, until late 19th century; Jacopo Doria, Genoa.Seilgmann collection, c.1935-1990.