Major Gift of Sculpture Placed on View at The Frick Collection

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Giovanni Francesco Susini's Lion Attacking a Horse and Leopard Attacking a Bull
The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the gift of a magnificent pair of bronze animal groups attributed to the sculptor Giovanni Francesco Susini (c. 1575-1653) from Walter A. and Vera Eberstadt.  Lion Attacking a Horse and Leopard Attacking a Bull are the first late Renaissance bronzes from the Giambologna school to enter the Collection, and they will be on public view in the Living Hall of the mansion.  These beautiful sculptures, which exhibit the dynamism and technical refinement characteristic of Susini’s best works, are a remarkable addition to a collection known for the outstanding character of its Renaissance bronzes.  The Susinis will be displayed on the Frick’s pair of late seventeenth-century marquetry pedestals from the workshop of Charles Andr√© Boulle.  This new installation–in one of the most acclaimed galleries of the museum–will highlight the importance of the Eberstadts’ gift and underscores the harmonious relationship between sculpture and decorative arts at The Frick Collection.


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