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

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Titles

Ganymede and the Eagle, with Cupid and a Dog

Maker(s)

Soldani-Benzi, Massimiliano (Sculptor)

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; Zürich 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

Relative size of this object

37.5 cm31.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

Note

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

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

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: Tuesday 16 March 2021 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Figure group" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/14004 Accessed: 2021-12-03 07:19:52

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