Formerly catalogued as a modello by Cortona, but probably a copy after Cortona's fresco in the Sala della Stufa of the Palazzo Pitti, Florence.


  • Title: The Age of Bronze
  • Date: Probably c. 1640
  • Physical Dimensions: w654 x h819 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Notes: The only known modello for the Age of Bronze fresco in the Pitti Palace, Florence. Seven drawings are known and one of these is DPG G1 (lent to the Gallery by H. Yates Thompson in 1913 and subsequently given by him in 1919). the other drawings are in the Uffizi, Florence; Munich; Prague; Metropolitan Museum, New York (2); and a private collection.Reference in Briganti, 1962?
  • Work Nationality: Italian
  • Support: Canvas
  • Provenance: London, Noel Desenfans, 1795-1807: London, Skinner and Dyke, Desenfans sale, 27 Feb. 1795, lot 76 ('Vespasian rewarding his Soldiers'); London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1807-1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811.
  • After: Cortona, Pietro da
  • Acquisition Method: Bourgeois, Sir Peter Francis (Bequest, 1811)

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