Massimiliano Soldani-Benzi

( 1656 - 1740 )

Charity, after a model by Alessandro Algardi (1598 - 1654)

circa 1695


47 cm (18 ½ in.) high

Private collection, United Kingdom

Possibly commissioned by the Prince of Liechtenstein from Soldani-Benzi on 30 July 1695
Professor Michael Jaffe CBE (1923 - 1997), Cambridge, United Kingdom
On loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (1976 - 2014)
Related Literature
P. Fogleman ‘Madonna and Child with Angels and the Infant Saint John the Baptist by Girolamo Campagna’, Italian and Spanish Sculpture: Catalogue of the J. Paul Getty Museum, P. Fogleman, P. Fusco and M. Cambareri eds., Los Angeles, 2002, pp. 116 - 121
K. Lankheit, Florentinische Barockplastik: die Kunst am Hofe der letzten Medici, 1670-1743, Munich, 1962
C. Avery, ‘Soldani’s Small Bronze Statuettes after ‘Old Master’ Sculptures in Florence, in K. Lankheit, Kunst des Barock in der Toskana. Studien zur Kunst unter den letzten Medici, Munich, 1976, pp. 165-172
H. R. Weihrauch, Europäische Bronzestatuetten 15–18 Jahrhundert, Brunswick, 1967, p.245 – 246, fig. 298
N. Penny and E. Schmidt eds., Collecting Sculpture in Early Modern Europe, Washington, 2008

Massimiliano Soldani-Benzi