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

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.




Exhibitions at V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)

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