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Life-size Bronze "Mercury", (sculpture)

Artist:
Bigelow, Kennard and Co.
Giovanni Bologna (copy after)
Giovanni Bologna (copy after)
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 1
(This "Mercury" is an exact reproduction of the wonderful original antique in Florence, of Jean de Bologna, and is the most magnificent copy ever made. It is the only one of its size ever seen in this country. The anatomy is beautiful. The head of Aeolus supports and gives to the figure that etheriel [sic] grace which is one of its attributes, and makes it seem almost a thing of life. The color of the bronze is superb; the massive base, made of a combination of Spanish and Belgian marble, is a gem finely polished.) [P. 39; exhibited under heading: "Bronzes" and under the sub-heading: "From the Establishment of Bigelow, Kennard & Co., Boston."]
Catalogue of Oil-Paintings, Water-Colors, Engravings, Sculpture, Bronzes, Ceramics, Architectural, Mechanical, and Art School Drawings, Chromos, Lithographs, Photographs, and Heliotypes; comprising Sections Three and Four, of the Art Exposition, of the Twelfth Exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, in Boston, 1874. Boston: Rand, Avery, and Company, Printers, 1874.
Artist address: Boston.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Mercury
Figure male--Nude
Control number:
AECI 04240740
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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