Late 19thc serpentine figure of 'Venus Italica' after Antonio Canova
Late 19thc serpentine figure of 'Venus Italica' after Antonio Canova
Late 19thc serpentine figure of 'Venus Italica' after Antonio Canova
Late 19thc serpentine figure of 'Venus Italica' after Antonio Canova
Late 19thc serpentine figure of 'Venus Italica' after Antonio Canova
Late 19thc serpentine figure of 'Venus Italica' after Antonio Canova
Late 19thc serpentine figure of 'Venus Italica' after Antonio Canova
Late 19thc serpentine figure of 'Venus Italica' after Antonio Canova
Late 19thc serpentine figure of 'Venus Italica' after Antonio Canova
Late 19thc serpentine figure of 'Venus Italica' after Antonio Canova
Late 19thc serpentine figure of 'Venus Italica' after Antonio Canova

Late 19thc serpentine figure of 'Venus Italica' after Antonio Canova

1880 Italy

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A late 19th century Grand Tour serpentine figure of 'Venus Italica' after Antonio Canova (1757-1822) in verde Prato stone.

This figure is Neoclassical in design with Venus depicted holding draped fabric to conceal her nudity and stands on a circular base.

The original work was by the workshop of Antonio Canova and was Canova's first marble Venus. It was ordered in 1804 by the King of Etruria, Ludovico I, as a replacement for the ancient Medici Venus that has been seized by Napoleon in 1802 for the Louvre.

The verde Prato serpentine stone has been quarried for centuries near to Prato, northwest of Florence in Italy, the stone was so named due to the resemblance to the skin of a serpent.

This figure is a decorative piece, it is in good condition for age (the head has had some damage previously but has been repaired).


good for age, repair to head
Dimensions
Height 38.00 cm (14.96 inches)
Width 12.50 cm (4.92 inches)
Depth 12.50 cm (4.92 inches)
Stock Code
LVS841
Medium
serpentine
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