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Pick of the fair: Colnaghi

11 March 2017

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Two music-making putti with a winged putto
(c. 1520–30), Alonso Berruguete

This as yet unpublished fragment has been attributed to the greatest of all Spanish Renaissance sculptors, who decided to concentrate on carving after working with Michelangelo in Florence. These alabaster putti probably ornamented a tomb or funerary chapel, which would certainly account for the sadness of their expressions.