Flying Mercury
c. 1620
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  • Artist Name: Northern European
  • Title: Flying Mercury
  • Date: c. 1620
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Dimensions: 27 in. (68.6 cm)
  • Credit Line: The Norton Simon Foundation
  • Accession Number: F.1965.1.110.S
  • Copyright: © The Norton Simon Foundation

Object Information

Henry William Ferdinand Bolckow (1806-1878), Middlesborough (sale, London, Christie's, 1 May 1891, lot 193).
Clarence H. Mackay, Harbor Hill, Long Island.
[Duveen Bros., New York; stock no. 27970, sold 1965 to;]
The Norton Simon Foundation.

Renaissance Exhibition

  • Baltimore Museum of Art, 1926 to

[on loan]

  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum, 1970 to

Adriaen de Vries, Imperial Sculptor

  • J. Paul Getty Museum, 1999-10-12 to 2000-01-09

Lock, Stock and Barrel: Norton Simon's Purchase of Duveen Brothers Gallery

  • Norton Simon Museum, 2014-10-24 to 2015-02-16

Encountering the Dutch Likeness: Portraiture in 17th Century Holland

  • Norton Simon Museum, 1993-09-02 to 1996
  • Radcliffe, Anthony, Netherlandish Mannerism: Papers given at a symposium in Nationalmuseum Stockholm, September 21-22, 1984, 1985, pp. 105-106
  • Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best, 2010, cat. D80 p. 447
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