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An Italian bronze model of the Capitoline Venus, mid 19th century
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An Italian bronze model of the Capitoline Venus, mid 19th century

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An Italian bronze model of the Capitoline Venus, mid 19th century
From the workshops of Benedetto Boschetti, Rome, cast after the Antique, the circular base inscribed B.BOSCHETTI, ROMA, mounted on a cylindrical variegated marble plinth -- 26¼in. (66.6cm.) high overall, the bronze -- 18½in. (47cm.) high
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Benedetto Boschetti, 74 Via Condotti, Rome, active c.1820-1870, exhibited at the Crystal Palace Exhibition 1851. The Boschetti workshop was renowned for the exceptional quality of its copies, mostly in marble and of Antique vases, objects and sculpture. F.S. Bonfigli noted in 1856 that 'The establishment is particularly conspicuous for its great variety of marble works, bronzes, etc.' See A. Gonzales-Palacios The Art of Mosaics, 1982, p.166.
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