Museum

Old man’s head

Marble, late XVI c.

Until recently, this statue was kept in the monastery as a work of an unknown artist and a portrait of some respectable benefactor of Dubrovnik. However, recent research has shown that it was made by Nikola Lazanić of Brač. This talented sculptor studied in Rome, where he made about 20 marble reliefs of St. Jerome for the St. Jerome brotherhood in Rome. He came back to his native country and spent the last years of his life working in the modern Italian manner, which set an example for the artists of Dubrovnik. This partly damaged sculpture has exceptional portrait qualities and is superior to the works originating from the Croatian coastal tradition.

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