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Workshop of Alessandro Algardi (1598-1654)
Italian, Rome, 17th century
CHRIST ON THE ROAD TO CALVARY

Provenance

Sotheby's London, 13 November 1975, lot 105
British Rail Pension Fund
its sale, Sotheby's London, 4 July 1996, lot 43

Bibliographie

J. Montagu, Alessandro Algardi, New Haven/ London, 1985, p. 323, no. 11.C.4

Description

This small figure of Christ falling under the weight of his cross is after a model by Alessandro Algardi. The model was an extremely popular one and editions are known to have been produced in bronze and other materials, as well as in varying sizes. The earliest mention of a model is in the 1690 inventory of Antonia d’Amico Moretti, a goldsmith who owned several works by the sculptor (see J. Montagu, 1985, op. cit. p. 324).

RELATED LITERATURE
J. Montagu, Alessandro Algardi, New Haven/ London, 1985, p. 322-324, no. 11; J. Montagu, Roman Baroque sculpture. The industry of art, New Haven, 1989, p. 195; J. Montagu, Gold, silver and bronze. Metal sculpture of the Roman baroque, New Jersey, 1996, p. 3.

Defining Taste
Works selected by Danny Katz

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Londres