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Venus de Medici, (sculpture)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Medium:
Plaster/cast
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 23
Venus Aphrodite, or Venus Anadyomene, best known as the Venus De Medici, from the Villa Medici which the original adorned in the 16th century. In 1680 it was transferred to Florence. It is believed to have been found at Hadrian's Villa, near Tivoli, in a mutilated state, both arms being wanted. These were supplied by a Florentine artist soon after its arrival in that city, but the restoration gave an air of affectation which seems to be absent in the cast taken from the unrestored work. The artist to whom it is attributed was the son of Appollodorus and lived about 200 years A.C. He was famous for his skill in representing female beauty, and we are told by Pliny that a Roman Knight became enamoured of a statue of a Thespiade transported from Greece to Rome by L. Mummius. The original is Parean [sic] marble and is one of the most perfect statues of antique sculpture. [P. 15; exhibited under heading: "Casts in Plaster."]
Price twenty-five cents. Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. 1874. Catalogue of Works of Art on Exhibition at the Gallery of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Young Men's Association Buildings, Buffalo, N.Y. Academy Instituted November 11, 1862. Incorporated December 4, 1862. Gallery opened December 23, 1862. Buffalo: Warren, Johnson & Co., Printers, Office of the Daily Courier, 197 Main Street. 1874.
Topic:
Figure female--Nude
Mythology--Classical--Venus
Control number:
AECI 00570191
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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