Description & Technical information

Height of pedestal 33.4 cm. (13 1/6 inches)

A Highly Important Documentary Group of the Monument to Ferdinando I de’ Medici in Livorno, adapted after the original figures by Giovanni Bandini (Florence 1540 – 1599) and Pietro Tacca (Carrara 1577 – Florence 1640).

Date:  c. 1638-46
Period:  1600-1750, 17th century
Origin:  Florence
Dimensions: 73.7 cm (29 inches)
Provenance: 1761, Florence, Palazzo Pitti
1766, London, Catalogue of a Genuine and Curious Collection of Italian, Dutch, and Flemish Pictures, brought from Abroad, by Mr. Greenwood, likewise some Capital Groupes of Bronzes, Antique Marble Busto’s, &c., Prestage, 1 February 1766, lot 44
Probably bought by William Murray, first Earl of Mansfield (1705-93)
By descent at Scone Palace
2007, London, Scone Palace and Blairquhan. The Selected Contents of two great Scottish Houses, Christie’s, 24 May 2007, lot 225
2008, Tomasso Brothers
2010, Trinity Fine Art
Private Collection, Rome
Literature: Scultura, Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, New York 2008, no. 18 (entry by Anthea Brook)
Anthea Brook, Pietro Tacca a Livorno. Il Monumento a Ferdinando de’Medici, Livorno 2008, pp. 42-44, figs. 51-56
Anthea Brook, ‘From Borgo Pinti to Doccia: the afterlife of Pietro Tacca’s Moors for Livorno’ in Elizabeth McGrath and Jean Michel Massing, eds., The Slave in European Art, London 2012, pp. 165-91, pp. 174-75
Categories: Sculpture