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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 81

    A FRENCH OR ITALIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF THE CALLIPYGIAN VENUS

    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE ANTIQUE

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH OR ITALIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF THE CALLIPYGIAN VENUS
    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE ANTIQUE
    41 in. (104 cm.) high
    On a cream-painted wooden fluted cylindrical pedestal - 47½ in. (120 cm.) high (2)


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    The antique marble original now housed in the Museo Nazionale, Naples, is recorded in the Farnese collection, Rome, in 1594. It is then recorded as having moved in 1697 to the Sala dei Filosofi and then again to the Farnesina where it is recorded with certainty in 1767. Between 1786 and 1792 it underwent restoration by the sculptor Carlo Albacini before being moved to Naples.

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