Cherub - Item #654
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
27 Inches High x 10 Inches Wide x 19 Inches Deep
Andrea del Verrocchio (1435-1488) is one of the most famous sculptors and painters of the Italian Renaissance. He created this wonderful cupid sculpture during the early Renaissance in clay. The clay was never baked, yet the statue miraculously has survived intact for over 500 years. It is thought that the piece, known as Putto Poised on a Globe, may have been a model for a fountain figure due to the outstretched arm and the formation of the lips and cheeks, ready to expel water. The statue is also recognized for the complexity of the figure's posture, which was rare for the early Renaissance. The original piece is in the Andrew W. Mellon Collection at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Artist: Andrea del Verrocchio
Museum: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Time Period: Renaissance, c. 1480
1911 Catalog ID # - 2524
"Florentine Sculpture of the 15th Century." National Gallery of Art, slide 2, https://www.nga.gov/features/slideshows/florentine-sculpture-of-the-15th-century.html#slide_2.
"Putto Poised on a Globe." National Gallery of Art, https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.135.html.