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Size: 21cm high, 8¼ ins high / 24cm high – 9½ ins high (with base)
Antinous was a name given to figures of male youths and as early as 1545 the statue was known by this title. It became one of the most famous sights to be seen in Rome and was often drawn by visiting artists. It was popular with both collectors and connoisseurs as well as with sculptors. Bernini, Duguesnoy and Poussin all studied it, as did Hogarth later in the 18th century who claimed that in regard to the utmost ‘beauty of proportion’ it ‘is allowed to be the most perfect..... of any of the antique statues’. During the 18th century the Antinous was reproduced from the original in a variety of different sizes and materials with both arms complete.