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After Antonio Canova (Italian, 1757-1822), Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victorious (Venus Victrix), carved white marble bust, late 19th/early 20th century

After Antonio Canova (Italian, 1757-1822), Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victorious (Venus Victrix), carved white marble bust, late 19th/early 20th century

Item Description:

F. do Palla, after Canova, late 19th century.
Signed on base "F. do Palla"

Accompanied by an appraisal from David Barnett Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2011

Condition:

One small nick to the neck with an old repair. Small crack to the neck. Very minor chips to the edges of the base and drapery. Surface soiling. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions.

Provenance:

Purchased in Italy by Dr. and Mrs. McGinnis, ca. late 19th century

Acquired by the parents of the current owners from above, ca. 1945/46

Inherited by descent to the current owner

Dimensions:

Height 23.5 in. x Width 13 in. x Depth 10 in.

Base Width 6.5 in. x Depth 6 in.

About The Artist:

A Neoclassical bust after Antonio Canova's seminude, life-size statue of Napoleon Bonaparte's sister Paolina Borghese Bonaparte. The original, controversial work took the sculptor three years to create and was unveiled in Canova's studio in Rome in July 1808. Since around 1838, the original work has been on display at the Galleria Borghese in Rome.

 

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