This beautiful statuette is a cast reproduction of the famous statuette Venus Victrix by Antonio Canova, the most famous sculptor of his age.
It was posed by Pauline Bonaparte (aka Paolina Borghese), sister to Napoleon and first sovereign Duchess of Guastalla. At the time it was considered highly controversial as her breasts are exposed, something that no member of the nobility would countenance.
The bronze is mounted to a marble base.
This would make a delightful gift for aficionados of mythology or collectors of fine bronze statuary.
The attention to detail is fantastic and the sculpture is extremely lifelike.
Created by the traditional lostwax or hotcast method in bronze.
Not to be confused with cheaper immitations. This is of the very finest quality.
This makes a stunning centre-piece or focal point in any room.
Original made by: Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Height: 33 cm
Width: 51 cm
Depth: 19 cm
Weight: 18.7 Kg