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Impressive Late 19th Century Italian 'Grand Tour' 'Sommer' Terracotta Figurine of the Venus di Milo by Sommer

REF: LA376707
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Finely sculpted and modelled late C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir terracotta figurine painted black of The Venus de Milo by Sommer. This looks to have been painted black either at the time of manufacture or shortly after looking at the wear, full of character, personally, I love it! A beautifully detailed terracotta study of an incredibly famous lady by a wonderful manufacturer of the 19th century. Impressed stamp 'Sommer Naples' to the top of the base. Sommer was born in Frankfurt where he studied business, but it was as a photographer that he made his career becoming one of Europe’s leading pioneers in the commercial use of the new art form. It was after his move to Naples in 1856 that his success took flight providing tourists visiting the city with impressive views of the city of Naples, its monuments, the bay and the excavations in Pompei. Sommer also started a workshop producing statues in bronze and terracotta. Where those in bronze can be found more often, the ones in terracotta like ours are rarer given the fragility of the material. Like for most of his statues, Sommer used a famous statue from antiquity as a model . The original Venus de Milo is a 204 cm (6.69 ft) tall Parian marble statue of a Greek goddess, most likely Aphrodite, depicted half-clothed with a bare torso. The statue originally would have had two arms, two feet, both earlobes intact and a plinth; early sketches following the statue's rediscovery show part of the left arm and the plinth, though not the missing left foot, intact, these were subsequently lost after the statue's rediscovery. Italy , Naples c.1880

measurements

Height:
37 cm

declaration

The Art of Quality has clarified that the Impressive Late 19th Century Italian 'Grand Tour' 'Sommer' Terracotta Figurine of the Venus di Milo by Sommer (LA376707) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c1880

condition

Very Good

additional info

Artisan:
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Date of Manufacture:
c1880

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location

This Impressive Late 19th Century Italian 'Grand Tour' 'Sommer' Terracotta Figurine of the Venus di Milo by Sommer is located in St. Albans, United Kingdom