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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EAST COAST COLLECTION

North Italian, late 16th century
ATLAS
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
192

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EAST COAST COLLECTION

North Italian, late 16th century
ATLAS
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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North Italian, late 16th century
ATLAS
bronze
height of bronze 9  5/6  in.; 24.5 cm., on variegated red marble socle
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Exhibited

On loan to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1984 for exhibition of Venetian and Paduan Bronzes (no.28.1984)

Catalogue Note

Another cast of this figure, in gilt bronze and bearing a celestial globe on his shoulders, is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2291&A-1855) catalogued as "Italian circa 1600" and a version, previously ascribed to Jacopo Sansovino by Weihrauch, is in the Pushkin Museum, Moscow (Weihrauch, op. cit., p. 266, figs. 2 and 3). The attribution to Sansovino was based on the supposition that a wax model of Atlas, mentioned in the inventory of Tintoretto's studio after his death, was by Jacopo.

Tintoretto produced series of studies of a near-identical figure of Atlas, perhaps based on the wax model in his possession. All three of the aforementioned bronzes, including the present statuette, in fact appear to relate to a fragmentary wax model "after Michelangelo" in the Boymans-van Beuningan Museum in Rotterdam (van Binnebeke, op. cit., no. 60, pp. 186-187).

RELATED LITERATURE
Hans R. Weihrauch, 'Italienische Bronzen als Vorbiler deitscher Goldschmiedekunst' in Studien zur Geschichte der Europäschen Plastik. Fesctschrift Theodor Müller, 19 April 1965, Munich;
Emile van Binnebeke, Sculpture from the 1500-1800 in the collection of the Boymans-van Beuningan Museum, Rotterdam, 1994, no. 60, pp. 186-187;
Volker Krahn, Bronzen der Renaissance und des Barock, Herzog-Anton Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig, 1994

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