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Portrait Bust of a Man

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Portrait bust. terracotta, painted brown. Half-length figure, looking slightly right, buttoned epaulettes, right hand across chest.

Provenance

Private collection, France [see note 1]. 1956, Blumka Gallery, New York; 1956, sold by Blumka to the MFA for $13,000. (Accession Date: January 12, 1956) NOTES: [1] According to January 12, 1956 acquisition recommendation letter in the curatorial file.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Italian (Emilia-Romagna), Renaissance, about 1520–30

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 72.4 x 66 x 38.1 cm (28 1/2 x 26 x 15 in.) Framed (Wooden L-shaped skid pallet): 45.7 x 53.3 x 35.6 cm (18 x 21 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

56.12

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture