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Polyhymnia, (sculpture)

Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Exhibition Catalogs
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 32
Leaning on one of the rocks of Parnassus, the inventress of the lyre and of rhetoric supports her head on her right arm. Greek marble. Villa Borghese, st. 7-12. All the upper part of this statue, in front down to the waist, with a piece of the rock, and as far back as the middle of the thigh, is modern. This remarkable restoration, perhaps the most successful ever made, is the work of a Roman sculptor named Agostino Penna, (died about 1812,) one of the predecessors of Canova.--See Froehner, Notice de la Sculpture Antique, Musee du Louvre, No. 391, P. 362. Clarac Cat., No. 306. [P. 23.]
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 02040031
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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