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A terracotta bust of Apollo Belvedere, Continental, circa 1960. 30 ins. high, 21 ins. wide, 13 ins. deep; diameter of socle 8 ins. The Roman Apollo Belvedere, a marble copy of the lost Greek bronze, dates to ca. 120-140 and is in the Vatican Museum collection. Discovered in about 1509 (recorded in that year, but possibly discovered earlier), Apollo Belvedere is one of the most admired and replicated of all Antique models. German art historian Johann Winckelmann (1717-1768) proclaimed this Apollo to be the most glorious example of the Greek aesthetic ideal, citing its “noble simplicity and quiet grandeur”. Replicas of this figure have often been paired with replicas of the Diane Chasseresse, another significant Antique model, owing to the 17th-century theory that they had been carved by the same hand (not proven), but also to the fact that they are both of similarly celebrated quality. In the 19th century, a bronze Apollo and Diane were in the gardens at Malmaison, a marble pair at Chatsworth, and a plaster pair at a London gallery, just to name a few. A terra-cotta bust of Diana the Hunter, also known as Diane Chasseresse, after the Antique original, Continental, circa 1960. 29 ins. high, 19 ins. wide, 10 ins. deep; diameter of socle 8 ins. The original Roman marble, now in the Louvre, is first recorded for certain at Fontainebleau in February 1586. Alone amongst the statues exported from Italy before the second half of the 17th century, it acquired a reputation outside Italy equivalent to the masterpieces in the Belvedere or the Villa Borghese. Literature: Taste and the Antique, Haskell and Penny, p. 196.

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  • Condition Details
    Please note different sizes of each as listed in the description.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 29 in. x W 19 in. x D 10 in.H 73.66 cm x W 48.26 cm x D 25.4 cm
  • Seller Location
    Katonah, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    05972
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU864411901793
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