London, South Kensington
24 April 2002
A painted plaster model of the Crouching Venus, second quarter 19th century
After the Antique -- 36½in. (92.7cm.) high; and a painted wood and plaster mounted plinth, late 19th century, of rectangular form, with recessed decorative panels in the front and sides, (damages) -- 31½in. (80cm.) high (2)
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Also referred to as the Venere nel Bagno and the Venere nella Conchiglia, the original was first definitely recorded in 1704 at the Villa Medici in Rome. However, there are other possible references to it on the site as early as 1598.
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