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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 491

    A WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF VENUS WITH THE APPLE

    AFTER BERTEL THORVALDSEN, PROBABLY ITALIAN, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY

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    A WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF VENUS WITH THE APPLE
    AFTER BERTEL THORVALDSEN, PROBABLY ITALIAN, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY
    Venus, holding Paris' apple in her right hand in a pose reminiscent of Eve
    92 cm. high


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    Bertel Thorvaldsen (Swedish, 1770-1844) was widely considered the greatest neo-classical sculptor after Canova, Thorvaldsen's Venus was commissioned by the Russian Countess Irina Vorontsov as part of a series of gods and goddesses.
    An original marble version of Venus with the Apple by Thorvaldsen is in the Louvre.

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