Cristoforo Stati (Cristofano da Bracciano) (Italian, 1556–1619)
Overall (confirmed): 77 1/8 × 38 × 23 7/8 in., 775 lb. (195.9 × 96.5 × 60.6 cm, 351.5 kg)
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 534
Orpheus, famous for taming beasts with his music, is here shown entertaining himself, his body swaying to the sound of the lira da braccio. The statue was carved for the Palazzo Corsi, Florence.
commissioned by Jacopo di Giovanni Corsi (1601–d. 1602) ; his brother, Bardo di Giovanni Corsi (1602–d. 1625) ; descended in the Corsi Family , in the same location, until ca. 1824 ; Joseph Spiradon ; [ Jacques Seligmann and Co., New York , New York ] ; George and Florence Blumenthal (by 1926, until her death in 1930) ; George Blumenthal (until d. 1941; to MMA)