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

Bust of Marcus Aurelius as a Boy

1707-12
Bronze, red-gold lacquer patina, height 36 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 twelve.




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