DETAIL : COLOGNE SCHOOL Germany Virgin and Child with Saints [Triptych of the Virgin and Child with Saints (left panel) Virgin and Child with Saints (left panel)]
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GIAMBOLOGNA
Flanders (France) 1529 – Italy 1608
Antonio SUSINI, founder
Italy (Florence) active 1572 – Italy died 1624
Angel [Victory angel] 1596
bronze
20.6 (h) x 13.0 (w) x 13.3 (d) cm
not signed, not dated
Purchased 1984
NGA 1984.1520
Provenance
  • from a group of eleven statuettes, part of a tabernacle on the high altar of the Monastery of the Certosa at Galluzzo, outside Florence, commissioned of Giambologna, 1596;

  • documented in situ by Domenico Moreni, 1791;

  • removed c.1799, during the Napoleonic occupation (1796-1815);

  • Partridge Fine Arts, London;

  • from whom bought by Böhler, Lucerne and Cassirer, Amsterdam, 1923;

  • from whom bought by Charles Loeser (1864-1928), Florence, 1927;

  • appeared on the Berlin art market in the late 1920s (see photographs held in the Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence);

  • sold at auction Sotheby's, London, 13 December 1979, lot 188;

  • Cyril Humphris, London;

  • from whom bought by the National Gallery of Australia, September 1984
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