14 December 1999
A CARVED MARBLE FIGURE OF THE RECLINING VENUS
CIRCLE OF LAURENT DELVAUX (1696-1778), FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY
On an integrally carved base in the form of a buttoned cushion.
20 in. (53 cm.) long
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A. Jacobs, Laurent Delvaux - Gand, 1696 - Nivelles, 1778, Paris, 1999, S14-16.
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