Artist attributed to Bartolomeo Bellano, Italian, 1430-1498
  • Head of a Youth or Angel
Date between 1456 and 1470
Medium Bronze with traces of oil gilding, clay core
Dimensions Overall: 6 1/8 × 4 3/4 × 5 1/8 inches (15.6 × 12.1 × 13 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, and funds from the Visiting Committee for European Sculpture and Decorative Arts; gifts from Robert H. Tannahill, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Davis, Mr. and Mrs. K. T. Keller, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Shaye, Arthur H. Nixon, Mr. and Mrs. Russell McLauchlin, Mr. and Mrs. James Holden, Lillian B. Anderson, Dr. Robert W. Gillman, Francis Delehant, Mrs. Henry P. Williams, and City of Detroit by exchange
Accession Number 1992.42
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W234, Level 2 (see map)
private collection (England);
1950s, art market (London, England or England);
Paul Whitfield (London, England);
(Daniel Katz, London, England);
1992-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bulletin of the DIA 68, no. 1/2 (1993): fig. 26.

Darr, A. "An Early Renaissance Bronze Attributed to Bartolomeo Bellano." Bulletin of the DIA 73, no. 1/2 (1999): pp. 60-71.

Darr, A. and T. Albainy, "Acquisitions of European sculpture and decorative arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1988 - 1999." The Burlington Magazine 142 (June 2000): p. 406, no. V (ill.).

Darr, A.P., P. Barnet, A. Bostrom, C. Avery, et al. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts, 2 vols. London, 2002, I, cat. 85.