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A FRENCH OR ITALIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF THE CALLIPYGIAN VENUS
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A FRENCH OR ITALIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF THE CALLIPYGIAN VENUS

SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE ANTIQUE

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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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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

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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