c19th grand tour souvenir bronze bust study of the venus de milo

C19th “Grand Tour” souvenir bronze bust study of the “Venus de Milo “ .



Item Ref

ML 209


C19th “Grand Tour” souvenir bronze bust study of the “Venus de Milo “ .
Desk-top or library bust study of the iconic Ancient Greek statue of the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite . This bust study being a representation of the head of the full-length marble statue now exhibited at The Louvre Museum, Paris , France .
Mounted on an integral circular socle support base , the back of hollow cast form . Has a consistent dark patination and colour , with minor rubbed high-points.
Probably Italian and cast in Naples , an area with numerous foundries who produced bronzes of classical antiquity throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries for sale as high-class souvenirs to tourists completing “The Grand Tour” of the European cultural sights and sites .
H 14”
W 10”
D 6”
Italy c. 1870
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Internal Ref: ML 209


Height = 35 cm (14")
Width = 25 cm (10")
Depth = 15 cm (6")

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