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Diana of Versailles, (sculpture)

Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
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Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 19
The most beautiful representation of Artemis, is that presented to us by the celebrated figure found, according to some, in the vicinity of the lake of Nemi, but according to others in Hadrian's Tiburtine villa; and which is universally known under the appellation of the Diana of Versailles. . . .--Braun, Introduction to the Study of Art-Mythology, pp. 27, 28. Diane de la Riche. (Artemis of Versailles.) Brought to France in the time of Henry IV, or Francis I. Placed in the Louvre at the beginning of this century. The left arm is restored by Barthelemy Prieur. . . . A Greco-Roman copy of a Greek original. At Philloe in Achaia there was a bronze statue of Artemis represented as taking an arrow from her quiver, which is possibly the original of this statue. See Friederichs Baustaine, No. 665. [Pp. 14-15.]
1875. Descriptive Catalogue of Statuary, on Exhibition at the Gallery of the Maryland Historical Society Rooms, Athenaeum Buildings, St. Paul and Saratoga Streets, Baltimore. Baltimore: Printed by John Murphy & Co. Publishers, Booksellers, Printers and Stationers. 182 Baltimore Street, 1875.
Figure female
Control number:
AECI 02040018
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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