Month: December 2022

A Ringling Bronze and the Augusto Grimani
A late 19th/early 20th century bronze statue in the collection of the Ringling Museum of Art is a liberal copy after a renowned ancient marble statue, the so-called Augusto Grimani. Among the reproduction sculptures purchased by John Ringling in the 1920s and 30s is an over life-size, bronze statue of a Roman general (fig. 1). The figure wears a decorated breastplate with a short skirt terminating just above the knees and a mantle thrown over his left shoulder READ MORE