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Via di Monserrato 14
*Roma 00186
$ 4,500

Nude Figurative Sculpture Grand Tour White Statuary Marble

Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
Materials statuary marble hand carved
W. 8.66 in; H. 21.26 in; D. 5.91 in;
W. 22 cm; H. 54 cm; D. 15 cm;
Condition Good.
Description In antiquity most large freestanding statues were made of marble. Hundreds honoring victorious athletes, poets, or generals stood in the great sanctuaries, as well as in civic centers. The majority of these works are lost–melted down at some point in order to reuse the metal. We know something of their appearance because the Romans admired many of the well-known statues and had them copied in marble, sometimes in bronze. This Sculpture torso of a youth standing on a square base and appears to be a 20th Century Grand Tour replica of a Greek bronze or marble archaic statue during that period, sculptors use the rigid pose to represent a youth. The Grand Tour was the 17th- and 18th-century custom of a traditional trip through Europe undertaken by upper-class young European men of sufficient means and rank (typically accompanied by a chaperone, such as a family member) when they had come of age (about 21 years old).In essence, the Grand Tour was neither a scholarly pilgrimage nor a religious one,[1] though a pleasurable stay in Venice and a residence in Rome were essential. Catholic Grand Tourists followed the same routes as Protestant Whigs. Since the 17th century, a tour to such places was also considered essential for budding artists to understand proper painting and sculpture techniques, though the trappings of the Grand Tour—valets and coachmen, perhaps a cook, certainly a "bear-leader" or scholarly guide—were beyond their reach.n Rome, antiquaries like Thomas Jenkins were also dealers and were able to sell and advise on the purchase of marbles; their price would rise if it were known that the Tourists were interested. Coins and medals, which formed more portable souvenirs and a respected gentleman's guide to ancient history were also popular. Pompeo Batoni made a career of painting the English milordi posed with graceful ease among Roman antiquities. Many continued on to Naples, where they also viewed Herculaneum and Pompeii, but few ventured far into Southern Italy, and to Greece
Styles / Movements Old Master, Other
Incollect Reference Number 475076
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