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After a model by Melchiorre Cafà (1636-1667)
Italian, Rome, late 17th century
Bust of pope Alexander VII Chigi
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 EUR
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127
After a model by Melchiorre Cafà (1636-1667)
Italian, Rome, late 17th century
Bust of pope Alexander VII Chigi
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Collection Schickler-Pourtalès : Art et pouvoir au XIXe siècle

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After a model by Melchiorre Cafà (1636-1667)
Italian, Rome, late 17th century
Bust of pope Alexander VII Chigi
bronze; on a wooden socle
bronze
H. (buste) 32 cm, 44.5 cm (totale); (bust) 12 5/8  in., 17 3/8  in. overall
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Literature

RELATED LITERATURE
Bernini and the Birth of Baroque portrait sculpture, exh. cat. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2008, no. 6.7, pp. 262-265.

Catalogue Note

In December 1666, six months before Alexander VII's death, Cafà modelled in clay a portrait of the pope. A bronze of the model, dating 1667, is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv. no. 57.20).

Collection Schickler-Pourtalès : Art et pouvoir au XIXe siècle

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