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Venitian, late 17th / early 18th century, Circle of Enrico Merengo | Venise, fin XVIIe / début du XVIIIe siècle, Entourage d'Enrico Merengo

Bust of Christ | Buste du Christ

Venitian, late 17th / early 18th century, Circle of Enrico Merengo | Venise, fin XVIIe / début du XVIIIe siècle, Entourage d'Enrico Merengo

Venitian, late 17th / early 18th century, Circle of Enrico Merengo | Venise, fin XVIIe / début du XVIIIe siècle, Entourage d'Enrico Merengo

Bust of Christ | Buste du Christ

Bust of Christ | Buste du Christ

Venitian, late 17th / early 18th century, Circle of Enrico Merengo (1638-1723)

A bust of Christ


white marble bust

H. 50 cm; 19¾ in.

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Venise, fin XVIIe / début du XVIIIe siècle, Entourage d'Enrico Merengo (1638-1723)

Buste du Christ


buste en marbre blanc

H. 50 cm ; 19¾ in.

The bust is in good condition overall, with natural inclusions and veining to the marble in several places.

Surface dirt, as well as minor wear and scratches in several places, consistent with age and handling and outside exposure.

Several slightly open vertical veins to the marble, in particular to his collar and to his proper right shoulder.

Several losses to the marble in particular to the high points, such as the tip of his bear, the lower tip of his nose and some folds of his drapery.


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Ce buste de Christ dérive d'un prototype du sculpteur baroque flamand Giusto Le Court (1627-1679), actif à Venise après 1657. Son élève autrichien Heinrich Meyering, travaillant sous le nom d'Enrico Merengo à Venise entre 1679 et 1714, reprend ce modèle du Redentore.

Notre Christ peut être rapproché d'un buste au musée des Beaux Arts de Nîmes, longtemps consideré comme une œuvre de la main de Pierre Puget.



We are most grateful to Dr Maichol Clemente for his precious indications while researching this sculpture.


Nous remercions Dr. Maichol Clemente pour ses indications précieuses lors de nos recherches.