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Cast from the Statue of the Vatican Mercury, (sculpture)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Medium:
Cast
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 17
"The god appears standing, with a characteristic inclination of the head, musingly regarding the affairs of mortals. . . . The realm of art scarcely possesses a monument of like excellence and completeness."--"Kunst-Mythologie," by Dr. Emil. Braun. Among the statues of Mercury, the Hermes of the Belvidere has by far the first place, . . . The sweet, youthful melancholy which is so equivocally mixed in the Antinuous, is here expressed with perfect purity."--Burckhardt. [P. 2; excerpted from two detailed descriptions of the work from the two authors cited.]
Boston Athenaeum. Catalogue of Paintings and Statuary, exhibited for the Benefit of the National Sailors' Fair, at the Athenaeum Gallery, Beacon Street, Boston. 1864. Boston: Fred Rogers, Printer, No. 159 Washington Street, opposite the Old South Church. 1864. Price of Catalogue, twenty-five cents.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Mercury
Figure male--Nude
Control number:
AECI 03390017
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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