National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Giuliano de' Medici Andrea del Verrocchio (artist)
Florentine, 1435 - 1488
Giuliano de' Medici, c. 1475/1478
terracotta
overall: 61 x 66 x 28.3 cm (24 x 26 x 11 1/8 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
1937.1.127
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From the Tour: Florentine Sculpture of the 15th Century
Object 7 of 8

Provenance

Purchased 1846 in Italy by Eugène Piot [1812-1890], Paris.[1] Louis-Charles Timbal [1821-1880], Paris, by 1866;[2] Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his estate; purchased 1930 with the entire Dreyfus collection by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); purchased 15 December 1936 by The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[3] gift 1937 to NGA.

[1] According to the prospectus about the bust prepared by Duveen Brothers, Inc., in NGA curatorial files.

[2] A drawing of the bust by Chevignard, placing it in Timbal's collection, was published in Le Magasin Pittoresque 34 (1866): 11-12, 41.

[3] The original Duveen Brothers invoice is in Gallery Archives (Record Group 12, Subject Files, box 2), copy in NGA curatorial files.

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