Hippomenes and Atalanta
Foggini, Giovanni Battista (1652-1725) | Sculptor
Bernini, Gian Lorenzo (1652-1725) historical attribution | Sculptor
In 1687 Foggini became court sculptor to the Medici and took over the workshop where Giambologna had already worked, whose tradition of Florentine small bronze he successfully continued. The already baroque-dramatic group shows the quick huntress Atalante, who only wanted to marry someone who beat her in a race. To distract her, Hippomenes threw golden apples in her path and thus won the race. The pedestal, which was replaced in the 18th century, was originally designed as a landscape.
- Material & Technique
- c. 1690
- Inventory number
- H4 153 / 004