CROFF, Giuseppe
(b. 1810, Milano, d. 1869, Torno)

Nymph at the Fountain

White marble, height 125 cm (with base)
Private collection

This marble follows the style of the influential Neoclassical Venetian sculptor, Antonio Canova. The composition places it among a Classical tradition of representing goddesses and mythical female nudes - often modestly attempting to cover themselves. However, it is a departure from Neoclassicism and a move towards Romantic Italian sculpture.

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