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Gallery 534 - Patio from the Castle of Vélez Blanco -- Explained:
Don Pedro Fajardo y Chacón (ca. 1478–1546), governor of Murcia during the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, assisted in suppressing the Moorish rebellions and was rewarded with the town of Vélez Blanco. Between 1506 and 1515 he erected a castle that included a central courtyard embellished with Italian Renaissance ornament in local Macael marble, carved by craftsmen from Lombardy. The patio was sold in 1904 and George Blumenthal acquired it for his New York residence. After Blumenthal's death the approximately two thousand marble blocks were brought to the Museum and reassembled, as faithfully as possible, in 1964. It surrounds the most important collection of monumental Italian Renaissance sculptures in America. (Information courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art)
The Sculpture: Orpheus by Cristoforo Stati (Cristofano da Bracciano) 1556-1619
Carved for the Palazzo Corsi, Florence.Jacopo di Giovanni Corsi ; his brother, Bardo di Giovanni Corsi ; Descended in the Corsi Family, Florence , at the same location until ca. 1824 ; Joseph Spiradon, France ; [ Jacques Seligmann and Co. ] ; George and Florence Blumenthal , by 1926, until her death in 1930 ; George Blumenthal , until his death; to MMA
Details: Orpheus, Cristoforo Stati (Cristofano da Bracciano) (1556–1619), Date: ca. 1600–01 Culture: Italian, Florence Medium: Marble Dimensions: Overall (confirmed): 77 1/8 x 38 x 23 7/8 in. (195.9 x 96.5 x 60.6 cm) Overall (historic dimensions, superceded): 76 1/2 in. (194.3 cm) Classification: Sculpture Credit Line: Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941 Accession Number: 41.100.242
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue (from 80th to 84th Streets). Nearly five million people visit the Museum each year. (information courtesy of: http://www.metmuseum.org)