Bust of a Man

WAG 6925


The head appears to be a portrait of a yet to be identified man. Its boldly modelled face and powerful gaze give an impression of a forceful personality. The head closely resembles Ancient Roman sculptures of satyrs. This is one of very few portraits by the sculptor who was better known for creating small scale bronze objects such as ink stands and door-knockers. The artist's name, date and the fact that he came from Verona have been cast in bronze on the inside of the neck. Mottled red marble from Verona has been used for the bust to give the effect of patterned and brocaded cloth, complimenting the rich textures of the hear and beard.