CARLO FOSSI (ACTIVE LATE 19TH CENTURY), ITALIAN, AFTER ANTONIO CANOVA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
CARLO FOSSI (ACTIVE LATE 19TH CENTURY), ITALIAN, AFTER ANTONIO CANOVA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
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CARLO FOSSI (ACTIVE LATE 19TH CENTURY), ITALIAN, AFTER ANTONIO CANOVA, LATE 19TH CENTURY

VENUS VICTRIX

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CARLO FOSSI (ACTIVE LATE 19TH CENTURY), ITALIAN, AFTER ANTONIO CANOVA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
VENUS VICTRIX
Marble figure; on a grey-painted and parcel-gilt pine base; signed 'C. Fossi. Roma'
21 ½ in. (54.5 cm.) high; 39 ½ in. (100.5 cm.) wide; 16 ¾ in. (41.5 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay


The present marble is based on the celebrated sculpture (dated circa 1805-1808) by Antonio Canova of Pauline Borghese, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte and wife of Prince Camillo Borghese, which is today in the Villa Borghese in Rome. Canova was renowned for his neo-classical sculpture which skilfully intertwined Antique influences with modern artistic ideals, in this case representing the famed Roman Princess in the guise of Venus Victrix clutching an apple in her hand after being declared the winner of the infamous Judgment of Paris.

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