FRANCESCO FANELLI BRONZE SCULPTURE AT JENNMAUR GALLERY  
     
  FRANCESCO FANELLI (ITALIAN 1605-1661) 18TH CENTURY AFTER  
 
After Francesco Fanelli, (Italian 1605- 1661) Inkwell in the form of a Triton, early 18th century bronze, cast after a model by Francesco Fanelli .During the period of 1605-1661 he worked in London and it was at this time he designed the Triton Inkwell, The oldest version is in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, and is illustrated on pages 248 - 251 of the book of the same title .During the 17th Century many of these inkwells were cast and altered in one way or another. Francesco  Fanelli was dead by 1675 and It seems likely that John Bank, his pupil, still living in 1718 had removed some of the original casts from the studio and had an expert foundry cast them in London.
Dimensions:Total height7 inches, height of bronze alone 5&3/4 inches