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Bacchante with Dog, ca. 1750

  • Doccia Porcelain Factory, Italian
  • Giovanni Battista Foggini, Italian, 1652-1725

Hard paste porcelain

  • Overall: 13 × 7 × 5 1/2 inches (33 × 17.8 × 14 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund


On View

  • European: Influence of Ancient Greeks and Romans


European Sculpture and Dec Arts

Leonardo Lapiciarella (Florence, Italy)

sold by (Armin B. Allen, London, England and New York, New York, USA)

1990-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Darr, A.P. "The Figure Revisited: Early Doccia Porcelain Sculptures in Detroit and its Development in 18th Century Italy" in The International Ceramics Fair and Seminar. London, June 1994. Darr, A.P. "Innovations during the twilight of Florence: eighteenth century sculpture in Doccia porcelain, in Francesco Robba and the Venitian Sculpture of the Eighteenth Century." Papers from and International Symposium, Ljubljana, October 16-18 1998, ed. J. Hofler, 2000, pp. 101,104 (fig. 15). Darr, A.P., P. Barnet, A. Bostrom, C. Avery, et al. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts, 2 vols. London, II, cat. 168. Darr, Alan Phipps. "The Doccia Porcelain Sculpture Collection in the Detroit Institute of Arts." Amici di Doccia, Quaderni, no. 8 (2014-2015): 32–84, pp. 66-67 (ill.).

after a model by Giovanni Battista Foggini; Doccia Porcelain Factory, Bacchante with Dog, ca. 1750, hard paste porcelain. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, 1990.261.