14 June 2006
An Italian statuary marble figure of Venus Crouching
19th Century, after the Antique
Four fingers missing
30¼ in. (77cm.) high
Displayed in the Hall of the Private Apartment of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon at Kensington Palace.
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The statue was first recorded in 1704 when it was in the Villa de Medici in Rome. It was moved to the Uffizi, Florence in 1787, after which time numerous copies and interpretations were executed.
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