Pope Alexander VIII, between 1691 and 1700

  • Lorenzo Ottoni, Italian, 1658-1736

Marble

  • Framed: Overall (bust): 24 3/4 × 24 1/2 × 15 3/4 inches (62.9 × 62.2 × 40 cm) Including base: 30 × 24 1/2 × 15 3/4 inches (76.2 × 62.2 × 40 cm) Socle (height): 6 3/4 inches (17.1 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, William C. Yawkey Fund

37.141

On View

  • European: Medieval and Renaissance W220

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Marble
  • Pope
  • Bust
  • Figure (representation)
  • Rome

Provenance

1937, sold by (American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, New York, New York, USA) Elenore J. Mortimer Sale, no. 172; 1937-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA) through F. Kleinberger & Co. (New York, New York, USA)

Published References

Pascoli, L. Vite de pittori, scultori, e architetti viventi (dai manuscritti 1383 e 1743 della Biblioteca Communale 'Augusta'di Perugia), ed. V. Martinelli. Turin, 1981, p. 214. Spike, J. T. Barque Portraiture in Italy: Works from North American Collections. Exh. cat., John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Wadsworth Atheneum. Sarasota and Hartford, 1984, p. 166 and appendix no. 11, p. 205 (ill.) [as attributed to Domenico Guidi]. Olszewski, E.J. "Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni (1667-1740) in America." Journal of the History of Collections 1, no. 1 (1989): pp. 37, 39 (fig. 8). Fusco, P. "A Portrait medallion of Pope Alexander VIII by Lorenzo Ottoni in J. Paul Getty Museum." The Burlington Magazine 139 (1997): pp. 872-876. Darr, A.P., P. Barnet, A. Boström, C. Avery, et al. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts, 2 vols. London, 2002, II, cat. 142. Giometti, Cristiano. "Il Modello del Battesimo di Domenico Guidi e proposte per una committenza Albani a Guidi e Ottoni." Studi Sul Settecento Romano 19 (2003): pp. 51-65. Brunetti, Vittoria. "Ritratti papali di Lorenzo Ottoni: l'Urbano VIII di Pesaro, l'Innocenzo XII di Ancona e il Clemente XI di Bologna." Annali della Pontificia Insigne Accademia di Belle Arti e Lettere dei Virtuosi al Pantheon 15, no. 7 (2015): p. 285. Brunetti, Vittoria. "Gianfrancesco Albani, Lorenzo Ottoni e le Marche." In Il Cardinale Gianfrancesco Albani e le arti tra Roma e Urbino: il ritratto ritrovato, ed. Lucia Simonato. Milan, 2017, pp. 97–99 (ill.).

Rights Status

attributed to Lorenzo Ottoni, Pope Alexander VIII, between 1691 and 1700, marble. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, William C. Yawkey Fund, 37.141.