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Putto

Putto

c. 1760

workshop of Ignaz Günther

(German, 1725–1775)
Overall: 59 x 43.2 x 16.3 cm (23 1/4 x 17 x 6 7/16 in.)

Description

This charming winged putto reclines on a cloud, hands clasped in an attitude of adoration. It is probably a fragment of a large decorative scheme of a church, perhaps the Johanneskirchen near Munich.
  • Possibly Johanneskirchen near Munich
    Possiblly Rathspieler (Munich)
    Paul Drey Gallery (New York, New York), sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1961.
  • Wixom, William D. "Annual Report: Decorative Arts." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art XLIX (June, 1962):125-126. Reproduced: p. 126
    The Bulletin of The Cleveland Museum of Art XLIX, no.11 ( November, 1964): 222. Mentioned: p. 222
    "Accessions of American and Canadian Museums." The Art Quarterly XXV, no. 3 (Autumn 1962): 262-280. Mentioned: p. 264
    Hawley, Henry H. "Eighteenth century Sculpture from Germany and Austria." The Bulletin of The Cleveland Museum of Art LI (January, 1964): 3-13. Reproduced: p. 8
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1966. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1966. Reproduced: p. 150 archive.org
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1969. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1969. Reproduced: p. 150 archive.org
    Ditner, David Charles. Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century European Sculpture in the Cleveland Museum of Art. Thesis Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University, 1986. Reproduced: fig. 41a; Mentioned: p. 326-329
  • {{cite web|title=Putto|url=false|author=Ignaz Günther|year=c. 1760|access-date=29 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1961.413