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Venus Victrix, Marble Sculpture after Antonio Canova, circa 1890

US$69,075.66

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An exceptional Italian Grand Tour model of Pauline Bonaparte Borghese as 'Venus Victrix' after Antonio Canova. The nude figure reclining on a grey painted and gilt neoclassical récamier holding an apple in her hand. This iconic marble figure is after the celebrated sculpture by Antonio Canova of Pauline Borghese, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte and wife of Prince Camillo Borghese. It was commissioned by Camillo, her second husband and executed in Rome from 1805 to 1808, after her marriage into the Borghese family in 1803. It was moved to the Galleria Borghese in Rome circa 1838 where it still resides. Canova was renowned for his neoclassical sculpture which skilfully intertwined antique influences with modern artistic ideals, in this case representing the famed Roman Princess in the guise of Venus Victrix clutching an apple in her hand after being declared the winner of the infamous Judgement of Paris. Italian, circa 1890.

Details

  • Similar to
    Antonio Canova (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.66 in. (55 cm)Width: 37.8 in. (96 cm)Depth: 13.78 in. (35 cm)
  • Style
    Neoclassical (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1890
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: B748601stDibs: LU1028019069622

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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