The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
The Arrotino (Knife-Grinder)
  • After Giovanni Battista Foggini (1652 - 1725)
  • The Arrotino (Knife-Grinder)
  • France
  • c. 1700 - 1715 (cast)
  • Statuette
  • Bronze. Wooden base with gilt-bronze mounts
  • Height: 27.9 cm, excluding base
    Length: 31.2 cm, terrain base
    Width: 16.4 cm, terrain base
    Height: 15.8 cm, base only
  • S189
  • Porphyry Court
History
Further Reading
  • Probably acquired by Francis Charles Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford. First recorded at Dorchester House in 1842.