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Attributed to Gianfrancesco Susini (1585-1653), after a model by Giambologna (1529-1608)

Bagpipe Player | Joueur de cornemuse

Collection Antony Embden | Trésors de la Renaissance

Attributed to Gianfrancesco Susini (1585-1653), after a model by Giambologna (1529-1608)

Attributed to Gianfrancesco Susini (1585-1653), after a model by Giambologna (1529-1608)

Bagpipe Player | Joueur de cornemuse

Bagpipe Player | Joueur de cornemuse

Attributed to Gianfrancesco Susini (1585-1653), after a model by Giambologna (1529-1608)

Florentine, early 17th century

Bagpipe Player


bronze, dark brown patina; on an ebonised wooden base

H. (overall) 16,5 cm, 6½ in.; (bronze) 10 cm, 4 in.

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Attribué à Gianfrancesco Susini (1585-1653), d'après un modèle de Giambologna (1529-1608)

Florence, début du XVIIe siècle

Joueur de cornemuse 


bronze à patine brun foncé ; sur un socle en bois noirci

H. (totale) 16,5 cm, 6½ in.; (bronze) 10 cm, 4 in.

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Related Literature / Références bibliographiques

C. Avery, A. Radcliffe (eds.), Giambologna 1529-1608. Sculptor to the Medici, exh. cat. Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, and Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1978, nos. 135-136.

Die Bronzen der Fürstlichen Sammlung Liechtenstein, cat. Liebieghaus, Frankfurt, 1986, p. 183.

Catalogo della Galleria Colonna in Roma. Sculture, Rome, 1990, p. 299

The present bronze is a fine cast of the Seated Bagpiper, one of Giambologna’s most popular designs. The earliest reference to the model dates from 1611, when a Bagpiper was recorded to have been sent by Grand Duke Cosimo II de’ Medici to Prince Henry of Wales. It has been suggested that the pastoral motif is derived from an engraving of the subject by Albrecht Dürer, dated 1514. The gilt bronze cast in the Bargello, Florence is considered to be the prime version.

 

The Galleria Colonna, Rome owns a cast of the bagpiper by Gianfrancesco Susini that is mentioned in an archival document from 1630-1632. Further comparable casts are held in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (inv. no. A.59-1956) and in the Liechtenstein collection.