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7:The Second Room of Most Recent Sculpture

Boy Blowing a Horn

Pietro Tacca

Circa 1620


The Hermitage's statue of a Boy Blowing a Horn is the work of the Carrara-based sculptor Pietro Tacca. In the 1620s this bronze may have adorned a fountain in the courtyard of the Palazzo del Antalla (later the Palazzo della Stufa) on the Piazza Santa Croce in Florence. Until the early 20th century this work was believed to be by another sculptor, Giovanni Bologna.



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