Cast from the Statue of the Venus of Milo, (sculpture)
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 23
"The statue of Aphrodite, which was found at the beginning of this century on the Island of Melos, presents to us an ideal of this goddess of such august features, that the skilful, by close examination and reflection, are brought to the conclusion that this type must have been the birth of a time in which the conception of Venus in the plastic imagination of the Greeks, was not yet fully wrought out, and, indeed, only prefigured. . . ." Dr. Braun's "Kunst Mythologie." [Pp. 3-4; excerpted from a detailed description of the work.]
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.