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Kneeling Angel

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Italian (Naples, Italy 1598 - 1680 Rome, Italy)
Kneeling Angel, 1672
Sculpture
Italian
,
17th century
Creation Place: Rome, Lazio, Italy
Terracotta
34 x 18.4 x 21.5 cm (13 3/8 x 7 1/4 x 8 7/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing and Friends of the Fogg Art Museum Funds
, 1937.63
Department of Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Provenance
Bartolomeo Cavaceppi. Ferri inventory, 1799
Giovanni Piancastelli, Rome, Italy, Sold to Mrs. Edward D. Brandegee, 1905. Piancastelli was the curator of the Galleria Borghese.
Mrs. Edward D. (Mary B.) Brandegee, 1905, Sold to Fogg Art Museum, 1937.
Bibliography
Gaile Robinson, "Super models. For years, a curator shaped and molded a dream exhibit: a collection of terra-cotta 'sketches' by 17th-century master sculptor Bernini", Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1A, 4E-7E, Sunday, February 3, 2013, reproduced pp. 1A and 4E

Richard Norton, Bernini and Other Studies in the History of Art, The Macmillan Company (New York, NY, 1914), p. 48 no. 14, pl. XXb

Leonard Opdycke, "A Group of Models for Berninesque Sculptures", Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, March 1938), vol. VII, no. 2, p. 29

"Bernini Bozzetti for America: Sketches by the Baroque Genius for the Fogg Art Museum", Art News, Art News (New York, NY, June 4, 1938), vol. XXXVI, pp. 11-12

Irving Lavin, "The Bozzetti of Gianlorenzo Bernini", (Thesis, Harvard University, 1955), Unpublished, pp. 192, 194 ff.

Rudolf Wittkower, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the sculptor of the Roman Baroque [1st ed.], Phaidon Press (London, England, 1955), p. 240, fig. 94, no. 78

Luigi Grassi, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Edizioni dell'Ateneo (Rome, Italy, 1962), p. 140

Irving Lavin, "Calculated Spontaneity: Bernini and the Terracotta Sketch", Apollo (May 1978), vol. CVII, no. 195, pp. 398-405, p. 405 figs. 10, 11; p. 404

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Laura Falaschi, "Il Ciborio del Santissimo Sacramento in San Pietro in Vaticano Secondo, i designi e i progetti di Gian Lorenzo Bernini da Urbano VIII Barberini a Clemente X Altiers", L'ultimo Bernini 1665-1680 : nuovi argomenti, documenti e immagini, ed. Valentino Martinelli, Quasar (Rome, Italy, 1996), no. 23, p. 102; repr. in b/w p. 119 as fig. 27; p. 81

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp.174-175

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Colette Czapski Hemingway, "Borghini, Félibien, and Five Angels for the Altar of the Blessed Sacrament", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, ed. Ivan Gaskell and Henry Lie, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, Spring 1999), vol. VI, no. 3, 151-161, figs. 163, 170, 187, 188

Eugene F. Farrell, Henry Lie and Suzanne M. M. Young, "Clay Analysis", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, ed. Ivan Gaskell and Henry Lie, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, Spring 1999), VI, 3, 39-47, pp. 42-44

Tony Sigel, "The Clay Modeling Techniques of Gian Lorenzo Bernini", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, ed. Ivan Gaskell and Henry Lie, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, Spring 1999), VI, 3, 48-72

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Bruce Boucher, ed., Earth and Fire: Italian Terracotta Sculpture from Donatello to Canova, exh. cat., ed. Bruce Boucher Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven CT and London, 2001), p. 200, under no. 46

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C. D. Dickerson III, Tony Sigel, Ian Wardropper, Andrea Bacchi, Tomaso Montanari and Stephen E. Ostrow, Bernini Sculpting in Clay, exh. cat., (New York, 2012)

Exhibition History
Christmas Seen by Baroque Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 12/08/1955 - 01/08/1956
The Italian and English Renaissance, Charles Hayden Memorial Library, Cambridge, 03/02/1958 - 03/20/1958
In Memoriam: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 08/01/1980 - 10/15/1980
Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Sketches in Clay, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/27/2007 - 12/15/2007
HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 08 Rotation 2), Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 10/23/2008 - 11/16/2008
HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 09 Rotation 2), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 10/16/2009 - 11/08/2009
HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 10 Rotation 2), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 10/15/2010 - 11/06/2010
Bernini: Sculpting in Clay, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/03/2012 - 01/06/2013; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 02/03/2013 - 05/05/2013