Statuette

Venus

16th century (made)

Unknown

Height: 31.5 cm

A.135-1910 SCP

Statuette, bronze, The crouching Venus, Italy, 16th century

This statue, represents the crouching Venus, naked, on her right knee which rests on a small support; her right hand touches her left shoulder and her head is turned to look over her right shoulder. On a narrow oval base. Thick dark patina with some reddish flecks; rough surface. On an octagonal moulded stand of black wood.

This statue is copied from a Hellenistic original of the crouching Venus, which was much admired in the 16th / 17th centuries. A life-size copy in marble was made for the park at Versailles by the French sculptor Coysevox.

This statue is copied from a Hellenistic original of the crouching Venus, which was much admired in the 17th century. A life-size copy in marble was made for the park at Versailles by the French sculptor Coysevox. From the Salting bequest.

Salting Bequest

Location: In Storage

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