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    Sale 5412

    The Sunday Sale : The Langford Hall Collection, Nottinghamshire - Property of the late Mr & Mrs Patrick Radford

    6 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 53

    AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF THE VENUS DE MEDICI

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF THE VENUS DE MEDICI
    19TH CENTURY
    Standing on a shaped base by a dolphin with two putti
    25½ in. (65 cm.) high


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    The marble Venus de' Medici was one of the most celebrated of all antiquities, considered by many to be the ideal image of female beauty. Its early history is unknown, but by 1638 it was in the Villa Medici in Rome and by 1688 it had been transferred to the Tribuna of the Uffizi in Florence (Haskell and Penny, loc. cit.)

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