Artist attributed to Gaspero Bruschi, Italian, 1701-1780
Artist after a model by Giovanni Battista Foggini, Italian, 1652-1725
Manufacturer Doccia Porcelain Factory, Italian
  • Prometheus Chained on the Caucasus Mountains
Date 1745/1746
Medium Hard-paste porcelain with enamel decoration
Dimensions Overall: 13 3/8 × 13 × 11 1/4 inches (34 × 33 × 28.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund and the Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund
Accession Number 1990.247
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Grand Tour of Italy-Florence, Level 2 (see map)
purchased by Leonardo Lapicciarella (Florence, Italy);
sold by (Armin B. Allen, London, England and New York, New York, USA);
1990-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Twilight of the Medici: Late Baroque Art in Florence, 1670-1743. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1974, p. 64.

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. 11 (fig. 1).

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. 94, 96-97 (fig. 1).

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, vol. II, cat. 156.

Darr, Alan Phipps. "The Doccia Porcelain Sculpture Collection in the Detroit Institute of Arts." Amici di Doccia, Quaderni, no. 8 (2014-2015): 32–84, pp. 42–43 (ill.).

Kräftner, Johann. "Doccia Porcelains from the Princely Collections of Liechtenstein and John Winter." Amici di Doccia, Quaderni, no. 8 (2014-2015): pp. 14-31, p. 22.