Due cherubini inediti di Giovanni Baratta: un frammento ritrovato del perduto altare di Santa Trinita a Firenze
This article presents two hitherto unpublished marble Cherub heads in a private collection and attributes them to the Carrarese sculptor Giovanni Baratta (1670-1747). Baratta spent most of his early career in Florence, where he enjoyed the patronage of the Medici family, local aristocracy, and religious orders. As a stylistic analysis confirms, these Cherubs fit perfectly within the early phase of Baratta’s career and, considering the size as well as the posture, this article argues that the two sculptures were once part of the High Altar of Santa Trinita in Florence. This altar was dismantled in the 1890s during the restoration of the presbyterial area of the church, and all its components were dispersed and deemed lost.