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Mars: M.1-1856

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)

Titles

Mars

Maker(s)

Sculptor: Pietro da Barga (Attributed)
Production: Giambologna (Jean Boulogne) (After)

Entities

Categories

Description

Bronzc, cast and chased, with dark brown patina

The nude male figure strides forward with the right foot, swinging the right arm backwards. His body is in strong controposto, his head turned sharply to his left. The left arm swings forward with the hand turned outwards as if holding some object. In the right hand is the grip of a sword (the guard and blade are missing); the heel of the left foot remains flat on the ground.

Notes

History note: Bought in Italy, probably by Archdeacon Hare; Mrs Esther Hare

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Esther Hare

Measurements and weight

Height: 38.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Rome ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1856-11-22) by Hare, Esther

Dating

Second half of 16th century
Circa 1560 CE - 1600 CE

School or Style

Mannerist

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Surface composed of patina

Materials used in production

Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast and patinated
Patinating

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1856
Primary reference Number: 13812
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1856
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 March 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 14 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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