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Giambologna: Corpus of Christ

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Item# 06-016935 







Description

A faithful reproduction of a bronze sculpture in the Museum's collection, our Corpus of Christ, delicately conveys Christ's agony and pathos that was so evident in the original cast in the early seventeenth century in the workshop of Giovanni Francesco Susini (ca. 1575–1653), off of a model Giovanni Bologna, called Giambologna (Flemish, ca. 15291608).

Bonded bronze. Hand patinated. Includes a hook on reverse for mounting. 14''H x 9 1/4''W.

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  • Bonded bronze
  • Hand patinated
  • Includes a hook on reverse for mounting
  • 14''H x 9 1/4''W
  • Gift wrap not available

Art History

In the fifteenth century, bronze came increasingly into use for the casting of sculpture, and though many European cities had foundries, Florence saw the first true flowering of bronze sculpture. The first great entrepreneur in casting and exquisitely patinating bronze statuettes was the Flemish-born Mannerist Giovanni Bologna (Flemish, ca. 15291608) known as Giambologna. Court sculptors all over Europe emulated the bronze techniques of Giambologna and his assistants. The original sculpture from which our Corpus of Christ was reproduced was cast in the early-seventeenth century in the workshop of Giovanni Francesco Susini (ca. 1575–1653), off of a model by Giambologna. The cross has been lost, but Christ's pathos and agony are delicately conveyed. The modeling of the figure reveals a profound sensitivity to form and expression.

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Description

A faithful reproduction of a bronze sculpture in the Museum's collection, our Corpus of Christ, delicately conveys Christ's agony and pathos that was so evident in the original cast in the early seventeenth century in the workshop of Giovanni Francesco Susini (ca. 1575–1653), off of a model Giovanni Bologna, called Giambologna (Flemish, ca. 15291608).

Bonded bronze. Hand patinated. Includes a hook on reverse for mounting. 14''H x 9 1/4''W.

Sorry, gift wrap is not available for this item.





  • Bonded bronze
  • Hand patinated
  • Includes a hook on reverse for mounting
  • 14''H x 9 1/4''W
  • Gift wrap not available




Art History

In the fifteenth century, bronze came increasingly into use for the casting of sculpture, and though many European cities had foundries, Florence saw the first true flowering of bronze sculpture. The first great entrepreneur in casting and exquisitely patinating bronze statuettes was the Flemish-born Mannerist Giovanni Bologna (Flemish, ca. 15291608) known as Giambologna. Court sculptors all over Europe emulated the bronze techniques of Giambologna and his assistants. The original sculpture from which our Corpus of Christ was reproduced was cast in the early-seventeenth century in the workshop of Giovanni Francesco Susini (ca. 1575–1653), off of a model by Giambologna. The cross has been lost, but Christ's pathos and agony are delicately conveyed. The modeling of the figure reveals a profound sensitivity to form and expression.


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