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

Venus and Cupid

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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.




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