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.