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Nessus and Dejaneira, between 1745 and 1750

  • Gaspero Bruschi, Italian, 1701-1780
  • Doccia Porcelain Factory, Italian
  • Giovanni da Bologna, Italian, 1529-1608

Hard-paste porcelain

  • Overall: 12 1/4 × 9 1/4 × 6 3/4 inches (31.1 × 23.5 × 17.1 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund

1990.253

On View

  • European: Influence of Ancient Greeks and Romans

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

purchased by Leonardo Lapicciarella (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, ed. J. Hofler. Ljubljana, October 16-18, 1998, 2000, pp. 98, 100 (fig. 6). Darr, A.P., P. Barnet, A. Bostrom, C. Avery, et al. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts, 2 vols. London, 2002, vol. II, cat. 160. 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. 50–51 (ill.).

attributed to Gaspero Bruschi; after a model by Giovanni da Bologna; Doccia Porcelain Factory, Nessus and Dejaneira, between 1745 and 1750, hard-paste porcelain. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, 1990.253.