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Mars: M.1-1856

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)




Sculptor: Pietro da Barga (Attributed)
Production: Giambologna (Jean Boulogne) (After)




Bronzc, cast and chased, with dark brown patina

The nude male figure strides forward with the right foot, swinging the right arm backwards. His body is in strong controposto, his head turned sharply to his left. The left arm swings forward with the hand turned outwards as if holding some object. In the right hand is the grip of a sword (the guard and blade are missing); the heel of the left foot remains flat on the ground.


History note: Bought in Italy, probably by Archdeacon Hare; Mrs Esther Hare

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Esther Hare

Measurements and weight

Height: 38 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Rome ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1856-11-22) by Hare, Esther


16th Century, second half#
Circa 1560 CE - 1600 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Surface composed of patina

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast and patinated

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1856
Primary reference Number: 13812
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1856
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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