Fall Media Alert: Andrea Riccio: Renaissance Master of Bronze, October 15, 2008, through January 18, 2009

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closeup of bronze lamp, depicting old man's face with horns and long curled beard

Beginning this autumn the Frick will present the first monographic exhibition ever dedicated to Andrea Riccio (1470—1532), one of the greatest—and least-known—bronze masters of the Renaissance. The long-overdue exhibition and publication will focus on Riccio’s autograph works, presenting nearly forty statuettes and reliefs from every phase of his career. These works will be joined by the few bronzes believed to be derived from the master’s lost compositions. Andrea Riccio: Renaissance Master of Bronze will be shown exclusively at The Frick Collection. Though celebrated in the sixteenth century as a “sovereign master of bronze” and acknowledged today as one of the most sublimely creative sculptors of the Renaissance, Riccio’s achievement is still not widely recognized or generally understood.