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.

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  • Title: Putto
  • Creator: Ignaz Günther (German, 1725-1775)
  • Date Created: c. 1760
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 59 x 43.2 x 16.3 cm (23 1/4 x 17 x 6 7/16 in.)
  • Provenance: Possibly Johanneskirchen near Munich, Possiblly Rathspieler (Munich), Paul Drey Gallery (New York, New York), sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1961.
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1961.413
  • Medium: painted and gilded wood
  • Department: European Painting and Sculpture
  • Culture: Germany, Munich, 18th century
  • Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
  • Collection: Sculpture
  • Accession Number: 1961.413

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