Bust of Giovanni Pontano

Italian
17th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 34.3 x 21 x 19.1 cm (13 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1981.163

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

On View

Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze Bust. Giovanni Pontano. Inscribed: “IOVIANUS PONTANUS”. Naples, 1426-1503.

Inscription

IOVIANUS PONTANUS

Provenance

18th century, probably acquired on a trip to Italy by Prince Christian August von Waldeck (b.1744-d.1798), Arolsen, Germany. Dr. Heinrich Scheufelen, Oberlenningen, Germany. 1962, art market, New York. 1981 sold by Paul Drey Gallery, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 10, 1981)

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund