SOLDANI BENZI, Massimiliano
(b. 1656, Firenze, d. 1740, Montevarchi)

Bust of Hadrian

Bronze, red-gold lacquer patina, height 68 cm (with socle)
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna

Soldani Benzi executed a series of nine, and then a series of twelve bronze casts of antique marble busts of Roman emperors, philosophers and famous women as decoration for the Liechtenstein princely palaces. The bust shown on the picture belongs to the series of nine.

The name is inscribed on the cartouche on the socle.

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