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Pauline Bonaparte - Item #210

$ 680.00

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24.5 Inches High x 10.5 Inches Wide x 12 Inches Deep

Pauline Bonaparte was the sister of Napoleon Bonaparte and she married Prince Camillo Borghese. This bust is from a full-size sculpture, "Pauline Bonaparte as 'Venus Victrix,' which Camillo commissioned. In the sculpture, Pauline is lounging and wears only a sheet around her waist. The apple she holds recalls the myth of the Judgement of Paris, in which Venus was chosen as the most beautiful among three goddesses. 

 

Artist: Antonio Canova

Museum: Galleria Borghese

Time Period: Neoclassical, circa 1804

1911 Catalog ID # - 5512

 

Sources:

Borghese, Lorenzo. "Venus Victrix." The Princess of Nowhere, http://princessofnowhere.com/the-book/venus-victrix/.

Irwin, David. "Antonio Canova, marchese d'Ischia." Encyclopædia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Antonio-Canova-marchese-dIschia#ref1002704.