Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Head of an Angel
, ca. 1655
Terracotta, coated with dark brown paint flaked with copper
9 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (23.5 x 21.6 x 15.9 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Victor Thaw, 1996
Accession number: 1996.2.104
F. de Luc. Sold by him, Sotheby’s, London, August 3, 1961, Lot 143, bought by Ronald A. Lee for ₤100. J. M. Trusted, Hoewyck Farm, Fernhurst, Sussex. John Gaines, Lexington, Kentucky. Peter Jay Sharp, New York. His sale, Sotheby’s, New York, January 13, 1994, Lot 56. Eugene Victor Thaw, New York. Frick, 1996, gift from Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Victory Thaw.
Source: The Frick Collection: Drawings, Prints & Later Acquisitions. Volume IX. New York: The Frick Collection, 2003.