Detail View: The AMICA Library: Hyacinth Awaiting His Turn to Throw the Discus

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1991.117
AMICA Library Year: 
2000
Object Type: 
Sculpture
Creator Name: 
Bosio, Fran├žois Joseph
Creator Nationality: 
European; French
Creator Role: 
Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 
French; 1768-1845
Creator Name-CRT: 
baron Fran├žois Joseph Bosio
Title: 
Hyacinth Awaiting His Turn to Throw the Discus
Title Type: 
preferred
View: 
front
Creation Date: 
c.1824
Creation Start Date: 
1817
Creation End Date: 
1829
Materials and Techniques: 
Bronze
Subject Description: 
Hyacinth, a Spartan prince of great beauty, was beloved of the god Apollo. But the West Wind also loved the boy and was jealous of the god's affections. When Apollo was one day teaching Hyacinth how to hurl the discus, the wind dashed it back against Hyacinth's skull, killing him. From his blood, according to legend, grew the hyacinth flower. Bosio, choose the moment just before his death, as Hyacinth watches his mentor Apollo and waits his turn.Sculpture, large scale, bronze; reclining male nude figure on base
Creation Place: 
Europe,France
Dimensions: 
17.5 x 15 11/16 in. (44.5 x 124.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: 
The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 
1991.117
Credit Line: 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Through prior acquisitions of the George F. Harding Collection; Major Acquisitions Fund
Inscriptions: 
Inscription: 'f. bosio' on edge of base
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.E24231.TIF