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Apollo Belvedere, (sculpture)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Medium:
Cast
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 2
Found at the beginning of the Sixteenth Century, in the ruins of the baths of Nero, at Porto d'Anzo, the ancient Antium, Italy. Named from the fact that it was at first placed in the Belvedere Gallery at Rome, by Michael Angelo. Original now in the Vatican. This was one of the ancient sculptures removed by the first Napoleon from Rome to Paris, and returned, under a treaty of stipulation, after his final overthrow. There were numerous copies of this work, but all may be traced undoubtedly to one original, and this may be sought among the statues which were executed as votive offerings in the year 297 B.C., in memory of the defeat of the Gauls in Greece. It is certainly one of the finest works of the closing period of Greek art. . . . [Pp. 3-4; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Casts."]
Fifth Exhibition, 1873-1874. San Francisco Art Association Catalogue. Price, 25 cts.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Apollo
Figure male--Nude
Control number:
AECI 02860002
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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