Mercurio volante, Francesco Righetti, c. 1781 - c. 1782

Mercurio volante, Francesco Righetti, c. 1781 - c. 1782

figure, h 210cm × w 70cm × d 90cm × w 330kg × d 25cm. More details

This figure of Mercury in flight, the epitome of nimble elegance, is one of twelve pieces made by Righetti for Welgelegen Pavilion near Haarlem. This time, he choose not to copy a work from Antiquity, but a bronze by the 16th-century sculptor Giambologna.

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