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A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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After a model by Guglielmo Della Porta (1515-1577)
Italian, 19th century
BUST OF PAOLO FARNESE III
inscribed: PAOLO / III / FARNESE
bronze, on an associated bronze socle and a modern wood base
bust: 25cm., 9 7/8 in.
socle: 6cm., 5 3/8 in.
base: 6.5 cm., 2 1/2 in.
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Catalogue Note

A version of the bust in marble, dated 1546, is in the Museum Capodimonte in Naples. Further examples in bronze include one illustrated and described in Gramberg (op. cit. p. 161), and a version in the National Museum of Warsaw (acc. no. 126478). The model relates to the tomb of Paul III by della Porta in St Peter's Basilica, Rome. 

RELATED LITERATURE
W. Gramberg, 'Die Hamburger Bronzebüste Paul III. Farnese von Guglielmo della Porta', in Festschrift für Erich Meyer zum 60. Geburtstage, Hamburg, 1957, pp. 160-172

A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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London