Artist attributed to da Sant'Agata, Italian
  • Niobid
Date ca. 1520
Medium bronze
Dimensions Including base: 17 7/8 × 4 5/8 × 6 3/4 inches (45.4 × 11.7 × 17.1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase with funds from Eleanor Clay Ford
Accession Number 37.148
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W233, Level 2 (see map)
Marquis de Pompignan (Paris, France);
April 19, 1929, (Hôtel Drouot, Paris, France) Marquis de Pompignan sale, lot 81;
purchased by M. Bonnemaison [for 53,100FF];
Frey collection sale,
June 12-14, sold by (Galerie Charpentier, Paris, France) Frey collection sale, no. 128;
purchased by Paul Wallraf [for 27,000FF];
1937, (Arnold Seligman, Rey & Co.,New York, New York, USA);
1937-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Planiscig, L, Venezianische Bildhauer der Renaissance. Vienna, 1921.

Newberry, John. S. "A Bronze Statuette by Francesco Da Sant' Agata." Bulletin of the DIA 20, no. 7 (April 1941): front cover, pp. 66–67 (ill.).

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Gothic to Baroque. Exh. cat., Allentown Art Museum. Allentown, 1960, p. 52, no. 11 (ill.).

Greenleaf, William. From These Beginnings: The Early Philanthropies of Henry and Edsel Ford, 1911–1936. Detroit, 1964, p. 163.

The Nude In Art. Exh. cat., Vancouver Art Gallery. British Columbia, 1964, no. 24.

Darr, A.P., P. Barnet, A. Böstrom, C. Avery, et al. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2002, 2 vols., I, cat. 117.