Door Knocker With Neptune And Sea Horses
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1953.41
People
Alessandro Vittoria, Italian (Trento, Italy 1525 - 1608 Venice, Italy)
Title
Door Knocker with Neptune and Sea Horses
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Work Type
tool/equipment
Date
c. 1550-1580
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Veneto, Venice
Culture
Italian
Location
Level 2, Room 2540, European Art, 13th–16th century
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Technique
Cast
Dimensions
42 x 31.7 x 11.5 cm (16 9/16 x 12 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Palazzo Pisani, Venice, Italy. Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild, Vienna, Austria. Edward L. Jellinek, Buffalo, New York. [Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York, NY (?-1953) sold]; to Fogg Art Museum, 1953.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Francis H. Burr Memorial Fund
Accession Year
1953
Object Number
1953.41
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

Gothic to Baroque in Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, exh. cat., Allentown Art Museum (Allentown, PA, 1960), no. 43, repr. p. 53, cklist p. 21

Highlights from the Collections of the Fogg Museum and Harvard Alumni of St. Louis, exh. cat., City Art Museum of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO, 1964), cat. 64

Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT, 1967)

Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1967), cat. 56

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 166-7

Exhibition History

Gothic To Baroque in Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, 10/29/1960 - 12/31/1960

Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 05/08/1967 - 06/11/1967

Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 10/12/1967 - 12/03/1967

Re-View: S422-423 Western Art of the Middle Ages & Renaissance, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011

Ancient to Modern, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2012 - 06/01/2013

Subjects and Contexts

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Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted