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Bust of Laocoon, (sculpture)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Medium:
Cast
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 91
A reproduction of the head of the central figure in the great group of the same name, representing a father and his sons, who had offended deity, struggling in the fatal folds of the Python. This was a work of the School of Rhodes, belonging to the fourth period of Greek art, and was executed by three sculptors jointly. It stood in the palace of Titus, and was found in the ruins in 1506. It is now in the Vatican. In honor of its discovery, Pope Julius II gave a public fete. It is praised in the writings of Pliny, and was admired by Angelo. As a study of the pathology and anatomy of pain and despair, it is simply wonderful. [P. 13; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Casts."]
Fifth Exhibition, 1873-1874. San Francisco Art Association Catalogue. Price, 25 cts.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Laocoon
Figure male--Head
Control number:
AECI 02860072
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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