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Statuette

Statuette

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Giambologna (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.755-1931

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a 19th century cast of a famous statuette by Giambologna (Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, inv. 69 B), one of his most popular compositions, which has been constantly reproduced, even up to the 20th century. The figure is inspired by an antique source, the Venus Anadyomene of Doidalses, which Giambologna saw in Rome in the 1550's in two fragmentary examples.
The protectively raised left arm is clearly directed to a non-existent companion piece. It has been suggested that the woman might be a nymph, perhaps disturbed by a passing satyr. Adrian de Vries later re-used this model on a large scale to go with a dancing faun.

Physical description

A woman bathing.

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Giambologna (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Descriptive line

Bronze, from a model by Giambologna (1529-1608), 19th century

Production Note

From a model by Giambologna. Previosuly entitled 'Crouching Venus'.

Materials

Bronze

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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