ROCCATAGLIATA, Nicolò
(b. before 1593, Genova, d. 1636, Venezia)

Bacchus

1600-10
Bronze, height 43 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Venetian Renaissance is carried on into the seventeenth century in the small bronze statuettes by Niccolò Roccataglia, which are often charming, like this Bacchus, though totally devoid of the vitality so characteristic of Alessandro Vittoria.