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Unknown maker, Roman

and Unknown maker, Italian




Rome, Lazio, Italy (Place Created)


probably 100–200; and before 1767



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133 cm, 213.1906 kg (52 3/8 in., 470 lb.)

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by 1767

Lyde Browne, English, died 1787
Source: Winckelmann, Monumenti Antichi..., 1767, p. 207.

by 1768 - 1782

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd marquis of Rockingham, English, 1730 - 1782 (London, England), part of the Judgment of Paris group created by Nollekens, displayed in his Grosvenor Square House (London, England), by inheritance to his nephew William Wentworth fourth earl Fitzwilliam
Source: Catalogus Veteris..., 1768, p. 16 mentions the piece as in the Rockingham collection. Penny, 1991, p. 20, mentions the 1782 inventory for the location

1782 - 1833

William Wentworth, 4th earl Fitzwilliam, English, 1748 - 1833 (Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire, England), brought from London to Wentworth Woodhouse between 1782 and 1802, by inheritance within the Wentworth Fitzwilliam family.
Source: The sculpture was seen at Wentworth Woodhouse in 1802 by Richard Warner (Warner, A Tour through..., vol. 1 (1802), pp. 219-20).

1833 - 1986

Wentworth Fitzwilliam Family (Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire, England) [sold, Christie's, London, July 15, 1986, lot 151, to Cyril Humphris]

1986 - 1987

Cyril Humphris, S.A. (London, England), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1987.

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Winckelmann, Johann Joachim. Monumenti antichi inediti: spiegati ed illustrati da Giovanni Winckelmann. (Rome: n.p., 1767), p. 205, pl. 152.

Warner, Richard. A Tour through the Northern Countries of England and the Borders of Scotland. Rev. ed. (Bath: R. Cruttwell 1802), vol. 1 (1802), p. 220 (mentioned among statues at Wentworth Woodhouse).

Neveron, O. "The Lyde Browne Collection and the History of Ancient Sculpture in the Hermitage Museum." American Journal of Archeology (1984), no. 88, p. 39 and pl. 14, fig. 57.

Penney, Nicolas. ["Letter to the Editor."] London Times, July 14, 1986, includes a letter to the editor from Nicolas Penney demonstrating that the Venus, Juno, and Minerva, were commissioned to go with the Paris and lamenting that the Group is about to be dispersed at auction.

Christie's, London. July 16, 1986, lot 151.

"Acquisitions/1987." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 16 (1988), p. 182, no. 82.

Penny, Nicholas. "Lord Rockingham's Sculpture Collection and The Judgment of Paris by Nollekens." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 19 (1991), pp. 5, 21-32, figs. 21a-b.

Howard, Seymour. "Some Eighteenth-Century 'Restored' Boxers." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes (1993), vol. LVI, p. 250.

Fusco, Peter. Summary Catalogue of European Sculpture in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), p. 74, ill.

True, Marion. "Changing Approaches to Conservation." In History of Restoration of Ancient Stone Sculptures, Symposium at the J. Paul Getty Museum, October 25-27, 2001. Janet Burnett Grossmann, ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003), pp. 3-4, fig. 1.

Pizzorusso, Claudio. "Un restauro, una sigla, un numero: ipotesi per Ippolito Buzio agli Uffizi." In Ergänzungsprozesse: Transformation antiker Skulptur durch Restaurierung, Sascha Kansteiner ed. (Berlin, 2013), pp. 79-81, pl. 29a-b.

Ostrow, Stephen F. "Sculptors' signatures in Baroque Rome: some preliminary observations." Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 77, no. 4 (2014), p. 533-34.