Mask of a Little Boy - Item #40
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
6.5 Inches High x 5 Inches Wide x 4.5 Inches Deep
This piece is the mask of Item #784 Bust of a Little Boy. It is a wonderful piece by the sculptor Desiderio Da Settignano (1428-1464) who was a master at portraying the faces of women and children. This piece is a wonderful example of his skill with the beautifully executed proportions and soft contours of the head, gentle pout, uplifted eyebrows and wide eyes gazing at the world before him. The original piece is part of the Andrew W. Mellon Collection at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Artist: Desiderio da Settignano
Museum: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Time Period: Renaissance, c. 1455
1911 Catalog ID # - 13552