Artist after a model by Gaspero Bruschi, Italian, 1701-1780
Manufacturer Doccia Porcelain Factory, Italian
  • Head of Titus Vespasianus
  • Testa di Tito Vespasiano (alternate title)
Date ca. between 1754 and 1755
Medium Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions Including base: 20 1/16 × 10 3/8 × 10 1/2 inches (50.9 × 26.4 × 26.7 cm)
Overall (base): 6 1/4 × 7 1/2 × 8 3/16 inches (15.9 × 19.1 × 20.8 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund
Accession Number 1990.249
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Grand Tour of Italy-Florence, Level 2 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, under lower edge: Tito Vesp.
Leonardo Lapiciarella (Florence);
( Armin B. Allen, London, England and New York, New York);
1990-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Darr, A.P. The Figure Revisited: Early Doccia Porcelain Sculptures in Detroit and its Development in 18th - Century Italy, in The International Ceramics Fair and Seminar. London, June 1994, p.15, (fig. 15).

Darr, A.P. Innovations during the twilight of Florence: eighteenth century sculpture in Doccia porcelain, in Francesco Robba and the Venitian Sculpture of the Eighteenth Century, Papers from and International Symposium, ed. J. Hofler. Ljubljana, October 16-18, 1998, 2000, pp. 102, 106 (fig. 18).

Darr, A.P., P. Barnet, A. Bostrom, C. Avery, et al. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts, 2 vols., II, London, 2002, cat. 170.

Winter, John. Le Statue del Marchese Ginori. Florence, 2003 (fig. 2), p. 44.

Darr, Alan Phipps. "The Doccia Porcelain Sculpture Collection in the Detroit Institute of Arts." Amici di Doccia, Quaderni, no. 8 (2014-2015): pp. 32–84, pp. 70-71 (ill.).