Infant Hercules

Italian
Renaissance
15th century
Formerly attributed to Bartolomeo Bellano (Italian (Padua), 1437–1496/7)


Object Place: Europe, Padua, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 12.1 x 9.5 x 8.6 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.2910

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze. Square hollow base with concave sides, infant half-turned to rest left hand at far corner, right arm across chest.

Provenance

1953, Eugene L. Garbáty (b. 1880 - d. 1966), East Norwalk, CT [see note 1]; 1953, sold by Garbáty to the MFA for $800. (Accession Date: December 29, 1953)

NOTES:
[1] Garbáty emigrated from Berlin to New York between 1938 and 1939, bringing much of his art collection with him. It is probable, though not securely documented, that he had acquired this already by 1938.

Credit Line

Gift of Charles B. Barnes and W. D. Gooch, Executors of the Estate of George R. White