Artist attributed to Pietro Torrigiani, Italian, 1472 - 1528
Title
  • Palla Rucellai
Date ca. 1506
Medium terracotta with polychromy on wood base with polychromy and gilding
Dimensions Overall (figure): 22 1/2 × 22 11/16 × 10 1/2 inches (57.2 × 57.6 × 26.7 cm)
Including base: 27 5/16 × 23 3/8 × 11 inches (69.4 × 59.4 × 27.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Ralph Harman Booth
Accession Number 43.479
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
until 1876, Rucellai family by descent (Florence, Italy);
1876-ca. 1918, purchased by Wilhelm von Bode for the Kaiser Fredrich Museum (Berlin, Germany);
ca. 1918, purchased by Ralph Harman Booth [1873-1931] (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA);
1931-1943, by descent to Mrs. Ralph Harman Booth (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA);
1943-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Passerini, L. Genealogia e storia della Famiglia Rucellai descritta da Luigi Passerini. Florence, 1861.

Decorative Arts of the Italian Renaissance, 1400-1600. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, 1958, p. 71, no. 148.

Darr, A.P., P. Barnet, A. Boström, with contributions by C. Avery... [et. al.]. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts. London: Harvey Miller Publishers, in assoc. with the Detroit Institute of Arts, 2002, 2 vols., I, cat. 95, pp 194-197.

Principi, Lorenzo. The Master of the Unruly Children: River God and Bacchus. London, 2016, p. 34.