Neptune: Allegory of Winter and Water, ca. 1545

  • Danese Cattaneo, Italian, ca. 1509 - 1572

Bronze, cast after wax model, black patina

  • Overall: 48 × 23 1/2 × 23 inches (121.9 × 59.7 × 58.4 cm)

Founders Society Purchase with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb

49.417

On View

  • European: Medieval and Renaissance W233

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Allegory
  • Mythology
  • Winter
  • Water
  • Bronze
  • Sculpture
  • Spear
  • Statue
  • Tuscany

Palazzo Rezzonico (Venice, Italy); Count William von Pourtales (Berlin, Germany); Count Friedrich von Pourtales; dealer, Rosenberg and Stiebel (New York, New York, USA); 1949-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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attributed to Danese Cattaneo, Neptune: Allegory of Winter and Water, ca. 1545, bronze, cast after wax model, black patina. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb, 49.417.