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Fountain with Hercules striking Cacus with his club / Study for a fountain and design for a pilaster and capital
Pencil, Grey-brown ink on paper. XVI century
Giambologna (Giovanni Da Bologna) (Attributed To)
Fountain with Hercules striking Cacus with his club / Study for a fountain and design for a pilaster and capital
Pencil, Grey-brown ink on paper. XVI century
Giambologna (Giovanni Da Bologna) (Attributed To)

In its coarse execution and cursory simplification of the anatomy of the figures, this drawing is not dissimilar to the handling found in a small group of pen-and-ink drawings generally accepted as by Giambologna. A number of these were included in the exhibition Il Primato del Disegno, held in Florence in 1980. Especially similar in conception is a drawing in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, for Gia

Allegory of Francesco I de’Medici
Alabaster. 1560 - 1561
Giambologna (Giovanni Da Bologna)
Allegory of Francesco I de’Medici
Alabaster. 1560 - 1561
Giambologna (Giovanni Da Bologna)

The protagonist of this relief is Francesco de’Medici (1541-1587). His is the figure at the right, whom the gods´ messenger, Mercury, leads by the hand, towards a female figure that has been identified as an embodiment of the city of Florence. On the left of the composition are diverse mythological and allegorical figures, including a fluvial personification who probably represents the Arno River.

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