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Putto Holding Shield to His Left

Object Details

Title:

Putto Holding Shield to His Left

Artist/Maker:

Ferdinando Tacca (Italian, 1619 - 1686)

Culture:

Italian

Place:

Florence, Tuscany, Italy (Place Created)

Date:

1650–1655

Medium:

Bronze

Object Number:

85.SB.70.1

Dimensions:

65.1 × 53.3 × 46.7 cm (25 5/8 × 21 × 18 3/8 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
1650

Commissioned by Giovanni Battista Bartolommei and Andrea Bartolommei and Girolamo Bartolommei, for the former high altar of Santo Stephano al Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy.

by 1695 - 1869

Bartolommei Family (Palazzo Bartolommei, Florence, Italy) [sold, Milan 1869 to Monsieur Beurdeley]

1869 - 1883

Louis-Auguste-Alfred Beurdeley, French, 1808 - 1882 (Paris, France) [sold, Hotel Drouot, Paris, April 9 - 10, 1883, lot 252 to Dr. Alexander von Frey]

1883 - between early 1920s and mid 1930s

Count Dr. Alexander von Frey, Hungarian, 1882 - 1951 (Paris, France), sold to Augustus Lederer.

- 1936

August Lederer, 1857 - 1936 (Vienna, Austria), by inheritance to his widow, Serena Lederer, 1936.

1936 - 1938

Serena Lederer, 1867 - 1943 (Vienna, Austria), possibly confiscated by the Gestapo (at the direction of the Zentralstelle für Denkmalscuhtz), per the order of the Wiener Magistrat, Magistratsabteilung 2, dated November 26, 1938.

1938 - 1945

In the possession of the Nazis, recovered by the Allied Forces.

1945 -

In custody of the Allied Forces, released to the Republic of Austria.

- 1947

Austrian government, restituted to the son of Serena Lederer, Erich Lederer.

- 1985

Erich Lederer, 1896 - 1985 (Geneva, Switzerland), by inheritance to his widow, Elisabeth Lederer, 1985.

1985

Mrs. Elisabeth Lederer, 1908 - 1995 (Geneva, Switzerland), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1985.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Taking Shape: Finding Sculpture in the Decorative Arts (October 2, 2008 to July 5, 2009)
  • Henry Moore Institute (Leeds), October 2, 2008 to January 4, 2009
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 31 to July 5, 2009
Bibliography
Bibliography

Brook, Anthea. "Rediscovered Works of Ferdinando Tacca for the Former High Altar of S. Stefano al Ponte Vecchio." Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz 29 (1985), pp. 111-128.

"Acquisitions/1985." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 14 (1986), p. 261, no. 247, ill.

Brook, Anthea. "Ferdinando Tacca, Firenze 1619-1686." Il seicento fiorentino: arte a Firenze da Ferdinando I a Cosimo III exh. cat. (Florence: Palazzo Strozzi, 1986), pp. 169-170.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 3rd ed. (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1991), p. 213.

Pratesi, Giovanni. Repertorio della scultura fiorentina del seicento e settecento (Turin: Umberto Allemandi & C., 1993), vol. 1, p. 106, vol. 3, pls. 642-45.

Turner, Jane, ed. The Dictionary of Art (New York: Grove, 1996), vol. 30, p. 229 (entry by A. Brook).

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 4th ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), pp. 258-59, ill.

Fusco, Peter. Summary Catalogue of European Sculpture in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), p. 50, ill.

Fusco, Peter, Peggy Anne Fogelman, and Marietta Cambareri. Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: European Sculpture (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1998), pp. 64-65, no. 20, ill., entry by Peggy Anne Fogelman.

Sotheby's, New York. European Works of Art, Tapestries, and Furniture. October 17, 2000, pp. 28-29, under lot 41.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 6th ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001), pp. 258-59, ill.

Fogelman, Peggy, and Peter Fusco, with Marietta Cambareri. Italian and Spanish Sculpture: Catalogue of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2002), pp. 217-23, 362-63, no. 27, entry by Peggy Fogelman.

Droth, Martina, and Penelope Curtis, eds. Taking Shape: Finding Sculpture in the Decorative Arts, exh. cat. (Leeds: Henry Moore Foundation; Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009), pp. 22-23, no. 1, entry by Jeffrey Weaver.