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Male Écorché Figure: M.5-1952

Object information

Titles

Male Écorché Figure

Maker(s)

Unknown (Sculptor)

Description

Bronze, cast, with light brown patina, polished.The figure stands with the left arm raised and the left hand with open palm turned toward the spectator. The head is bent slightly downwards.

Legal notes

Given by Mr Alfred Spero

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1952-05-29) by Spero, Alfred

Dating

17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - 1700 CE

Note

There is only the most superficial resemblance between this and the one attributed to Lodovico Cigoli (e.g. Coll. von Bloch, Vienna illustrated in Planiscig ''Piccoli Bronzi'', pl. CCXXVI, no. 383, or in the V&A there is a large version close to Von Bloch's). The prototype of the model attrib. to Cigoli is a wax statuette mentioned in Baldinucci's 'Life of Cigoli''.

Components of the work

Plinth Depth 3.7 cm Height 4.3 cm Width 4 cm
Sculpture Depth 5.1 cm Height 14.7 cm Width 7.3 cm

Materials used in production

Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast, with light brown patina, polished

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-1952
Primary reference Number: 13927
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_5_1952
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Male Écorché Figure" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/13927 Accessed: 2022-07-01 21:02:37

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