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Prometheus Chained on the Caucasus Mountains, 1745/1746

  • Gaspero Bruschi, Italian, 1701-1780
  • Doccia Porcelain Factory, Italian
  • Giovanni Battista Foggini, Italian, 1652-1725

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel decoration

  • Overall: 13 3/8 × 13 × 11 1/4 inches (34 × 33 × 28.6 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund and the Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund

1990.247

On View

  • European: Grand Tour of Italy-Florence

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Hard paste porcelain
  • Enamel
  • Sculpture
  • Statue
  • Figure (representation)
  • Doccia
  • Prometheus

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)

Twilight of the Medici: Late Baroque Art in Florence, 1670-1743. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1974, p. 64. 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, p. 11 (fig. 1). 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. 94, 96-97 (fig. 1). 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. 156. 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. 42–43 (ill.). Kräftner, Johann. "Doccia Porcelains from the Princely Collections of Liechtenstein and John Winter." Amici di Doccia, Quaderni, no. 8 (2014-2015): pp. 14-31, p. 22.

attributed to Gaspero Bruschi; after a model by Giovanni Battista Foggini; Doccia Porcelain Factory, Prometheus Chained on the Caucasus Mountains, 1745/1746, hard-paste porcelain with enamel decoration. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund and the Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, 1990.247.