Artist attributed to Francesco Fanelli, Italian, active 1608 - died 1661
  • Don Gaspar de Guzman, Duke of San Lucar, known as the Count-Duke of Olivares (1587-1645)
Date ca. between 1630 and 1635
Medium bronze
Dimensions Overall (sculpture): 15 3/4 × 12 × 6 5/8 inches (40 × 30.5 × 16.8 cm)
Overall (base): 8 1/2 × 8 3/8 × 15 1/2 inches (21.6 × 21.3 × 39.4 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 29.348
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Grand Tour of Italy-Florence, Level 2 (see map)
Marchese Spinola [possibly Ambrogio? 1571-1630]
probably until 1875, Spinola family (Genoa, Italy);
(Stefano Bardini, Florence, Italy);
William Newall (Croxley Green, England);
June 27, 1922, sold by (Christie's, London, England) lot 66;
probably Eugene Bureau (Antwerp, Belgium)
1927, sold by Mensing;
(Achille de Clemente, Florence, Italy);
1929-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Heil, Walter. "An Italian Equestrian Statuette." Bulletin of the DIA 11, no. 4 (January 1930): pp. 46-47 (cover ill.). [as Tacca.]

Valentiner, W.R. "An Equestrian Statuette of Philip IV of Spain" Bulletin of the DIA 15, no. 3 (December 1935): pp. 34-38 (ill.).

Leith-Jasper, M. Renaissance Master Bronzes from the Collection of the Kunsthistoriches Museum. Vienna, 1936, pp. 244-245, no. 65.

Master Bronzes. Exh. cat., Albright Gallery. Buffalo, 1937, no. 144.

Art in Italy, 1600-1700. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1965, pp. 93-94, no. 91 (ill.).

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Volk, M.C. "Rubens in Madrid and the Decorations of the Salon Nuevo in the Palace." Burlington Magazine (March 1980): p. 168.

Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MD, and J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY,

Glorious Horsemen Equestrian Art in Europe, 1500-1800. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts and J.B. Speed Museum. Springfield and Louisville, 1981, p. 111 (ill.).

Darr, A.P., P. Barnet, A. Boström, C. Avery, et al. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2002, 2 vols., II, cat. 134.