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The Arconati Visconti Apollo


North Italian, late 16th-early 17th century
Bronze
137cm  (54 inches) high
On a marble base dating back to the 17th century

Provenance: 1671
Luigi Maria Arconati Visconti; Milan, Palazzo Arconati Visconti in San Paolo alla Vigna (today: Via Brisa), described as "The bronze statue of Bacchus and its pedestal in white and black wood’ (‘La statua di bronzo di Bacco con suo piedestallo di legno bianco e nero’);

Thence by descent to Galeazzo III Arconati Visconti (died 1772);

Thence by descent to his nephew Carlo Busca (died 1780), son of Luigia Arconati Visconti and Ludovico Busca);

1774 in the Galleria of the Villa Arconati Visconti at Castellazzo di Bollate, described: ‘a pilaster of white and black marble, on top a life-size statue in bronze holding arrows, representing Cupid’ (‘Un pilastro di marmo bianco e nero sopra cui una statua al naturale di
bronzo con dardo e stralle rappresentante Cupido’)


Thence by descent to Luisa Busca Arconati Visconti Sormani Verri, described in 1906 in the ‘salone di conversazione’ (or ‘sala rossa’) of the Villa Arconati-Visconti in Castellazzo di Bollate: ‘Large statue in
bronze representing Apollo, atop a marble base, of great value’
Thence by descent to the Marchesi Crivelli.