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Ganymede and the Eagle, with Cupid and a Dog: M.59-1984

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)

Titles

Ganymede and the Eagle, with Cupid and a Dog

Maker(s)

Sculptor: Soldani-Benzi, Massimiliano

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Description

Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast, and chased. The group shows Jupiter, transformed into an eagle, seducing the shepherd Ganymede.

Notes

History note: (with M.60-1984) Purchased directly from Massimilano Soldani-Benzi by Giovan Gualberto Guicciardini, Palazzo Valori (or dei 'Visacci'), Florence, 25 June 1717 (150 scudi); March 1729 by inheritance, Carlo Rinuccini (husband of Vittoria Teresa Guicciardini, daughter of the late Giovan Gualberto), Palazzo Rinuccini, Florence; 19th century, by inheritance, Prince Ludovico Trivulzio, Milan; The Luccardi Collection, Milan; Z├╝rich art market, where purchased by John Winter; Given by John Winter, Esq. in memory of his father, Carl Winter, Director of the Fitzwilliam (1946-1966), 1984.

Legal notes

Given by John Winter, in memory of his father, Carl Winter, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, 1946-66.

Measurements and weight

Height: 31.5 cm
Length: 37.5 cm
Width: 19.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Winter, John

Dating

18th Century, Early#
1717 CE - 1717-06-25 CE

Note

A pair with Leda and the Swan, M.60-1984

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production

probably bronze Copper alloy
Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast
Chasing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.59-1984
Primary reference Number: 14004
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_59_1984
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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