(b. 1812, Firenze, d. 1887, Firenze)

Venus and Cupid

White marble, height 161 cm
Private collection

This marble group combines classical subjects with the playful sentimentality of genre pieces. Venus, the Roman goddess of love, appears as a contemporary country girl rather than a classical deity. Romanelli composed several groups of Venus and Cupid, of which the present marble is among the most appealing.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.