Attributed to Giovanni Francesco Susini (1585 – 1653) | Italian, Florence, 17th century After the Antique | The Farnese Hercules
Attributed to Giovanni Francesco Susini (1585 – 1653)
Italian, Florence, 17th century
After the Antique
The Farnese Hercules
Overall the condition of the bronze is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are original joints around both knees. There is a small lacuna to the back of the neck. There is a hole, probably for mounting, in the top of the base, and another small hole to the proper right inside elbow. There is a minor original fissure in the proper left side of the head. There was a black lacquer to the surface which has been removed, but survives in some crevices. There are a few spots of green, including to the upper back and proper right arm, and to the chest. There are a few further very minor casting flaws. There are a few small original plugs, including behind the proper right leg. There is some wear to the high points of the hair. There are a few spots of red at the scrotum.
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