• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 568

    AN ITALIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF THE CALLIPYGIAN VENUS

    AFTER THE ANTIQUE, LATE 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY NAPLES

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    AN ITALIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF THE CALLIPYGIAN VENUS
    AFTER THE ANTIQUE, LATE 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY NAPLES
    Depicted standing, on a circular waisted plinth
    66 cm. high


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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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