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Guangzhou Picture

BUST OF MEDICI was a good example of Fortini's portrait busts. He was also a skilled tomb and church sculptor who paid careful attention to finely worked detail and textural distinctions. Prince Ferdinando de Medici of Tuscany (1633 - 1713) was an art connoisseur particularly of Sculpture and a great patron of the arts generally. His emblem, lightning striking through clouds, was carved onto the breastplate and the associated motto, ET LUCET ET TERRET ( 'It casts both light and terror') is on the base.

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