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Pauline Bonaparte - Item #210

$ 680.00



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



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