From 9/20 through 9/23, visitors may only enter through the John R entrance. All other entrances, plus the museum grounds, Kirby St and Farnsworth St will be closed during this time for Concours d'Elegance.

Leda, between 1747 and 1750

  • Doccia Porcelain Factory, Italian
  • Massimiliano Soldani, Italian, 1656-1740

Hard-paste porcelain

  • Overall (without base): 10 3/8 × 3 5/8 × 3 1/4 inches (26.4 × 9.2 × 8.3 cm) Overall (base): 1 1/4 × 4 × 4 inches (3.2 × 10.2 × 10.2 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)

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

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

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, ed. J. Hofler. Ljubljana, October 16-18, 1998, 2000, pp. 100-101 (fig. 11). Darr, A.P., P. Barnet, A. Bostrom, C. Avery, et al. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts, 2 vols., II, London, 2002, cat. 169 Darr, Alan Phipps. "The Doccia Porcelain Sculpture Collection in the Detroit Institute of Arts." Amici di Doccia, Quaderni, no. 8 (2014-2015): pp. 32–84, p. 35, pp. 68-69 (ill.).

Doccia Porcelain Factory; after a model by Massimiliano Soldani, Leda, between 1747 and 1750, hard-paste porcelain. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, 1990.262.