Featured The Lady with the Primroses :)

Discussion in 'Art' started by smadgos, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. smadgos

    smadgos Active Member

    Hello guys,
    I have a Plaster bust of The Lady with the Primroses.
    Some say she was Leonardo Da Vinci's lover.
    It is IDENTICAL in measurements to the one that is on display in the Metropolitan.

    Sharing all the info i found in the last months including articles from when the Metropolitan bought their bust and claimed it was executed in Verrocciho's Workshop in 1475 by Leonardo da Vinci.
    It has been REPAINTED and GILT in some areas over a much older paint layer just like the one the Metropolitan bought.

    I know it's a long shot but.... :)

    Attaching some PDF's + Photos + Links

    https://www.metmuseum.org/pubs/bulletins/1/pdf/3258370.pdf.bannered.pdf
    https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/204563


    ANY INFO would be highly appreciated!
    If anyone knows someone who might be able to prove or disprove it's authenticity it will be great.

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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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  3. smadgos

    smadgos Active Member

    Yes you are correct BUT the Metropolitan Museum claims that their plaster bust was cast directly from the Bargello marble. it is written in the 10th of April article i posted.
     
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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Well, of course, that's possible. Lots of plaster casting was done of original art before the wide spread use of photography. Late 1800s, I'd think.

    Too funny... After I wrote that, went to The Met's web site to see what they had to say about work in their collection and... they agreed re date! Not on view and original no longer attributed to da Vinci.

    https://www.metmuseum.org/art/colle...lady+with+primroses&offset=0&rpp=20&pos=3

    Debora
     
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  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  6. smadgos

    smadgos Active Member

    OMG! a few months ago it said "15th Century"and attributed to Verrocchio! they changed it recently.
    I'm looking for the screenshot i took at the time but can't find it!
    SO....I guess i am not rich after all :)
     
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  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    It was always a copy. And appears to have some value as such.

    Debora
     
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  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    They could have made these casts as Grand Tour souvenirs. Many Grand Tour souvenirs have some value.
     
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