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Bozzetto for the Monument to Cardinal Lelio Falconieri (d. 1648) in the tribuna of S.Giovanni dei Fiorentini, Rome: M.6-1988

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Current Location: In storage

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Bozzetto for the Monument to Cardinal Lelio Falconieri (d. 1648) in the tribuna of S.Giovanni dei Fiorentini, Rome

Maker(s)

Sculptor: Ferrata, Ercole (Possibly)
Sculptor: Cafà, Melchiorre (Possibly)

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Description

Dark pinkish buff terracotta, hand modelled and tooled. Faith sits on a rectangular slab. She has a bare feet, a long robe and a mantle draped over her head and arms, and down to ground at the back. Her right arm, lacking the hand, is raised, and her head and gaze are turned towards it. With her left hand she holds the top of a circular portrait medallion of Cardinal Lelio Falconieri in profile to the right. It is supported from below by a putto, who turns his head away from it and leans backwards. The figures rest on an oval base with concave curved sides. The back is roughly finished with daubs of clay and finger marks.

Notes

History note: London, The Walpole Gallery, .

Legal notes

Bought with the Cunliffe Fund, with a contribution from the Mrs Beatrice N. Stuart Bequest Fund of the National Art Collections Fund, and a grant from the Regional Fund administered by the Victoria and Albert Museum

Measurements and weight

Depth: 17.0 cm
Height: 36.3 cm
Length: 32.0 cm

Relative size of this object

32 cm36.3 cm17 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1988-03-14) by Walpole Gallery

Dating

Third quarter of 17th century
After 1660 CE - Before 1667 CE

Note

His is one of six known models for the figure of Faith on Ercole Ferrata's monument to Cardinal Lelio Falconieri in S. Giovanni dei Fiorentini in Rome. In an inventory of Ferrata's studio there were three models for Faith, two by him, and one by Melchiore Cafà. It has been suggested by Andrea Bacchi (1996) and Jennifer Montague (letter, 2000 and 2006) that the Fitzwilliam's model, which differs from the finished work in having the right leg forward instead of the left, was by Cafà.

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production

Terracotta

Techniques used in production

Hand-modelling : Terracotta, hand modelled and tooled
Tooling

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6-1988
Primary reference Number: 30027
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_6_1988
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 December 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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