Thursday, February 19, 2015

Marble

Joseph Chinard
Josephine Bonaparte
French
c. 1808

Portraits in marble survive from the European past in even greater numbers than the portraits in terracotta that occupied our recent attention here. Like those, these marble artifacts share a good home in the present at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Anne Seymour Damer
Mrs. Freeman as Isis
English
c. 1789

John Deare
Venus with Cupid & Putto
English
1785-87

Joseph Nollekens
Castor & Pollux
English
1767

Antonio Canova
Three Graces
Italian
1714-17

Fran├žois Dieussart
Elizabeth of Bohemia, the Winter Queen
French
1641

Giorgio Finelli
Francesco Bracciolini
Italian
c. 1630-31

Benedetto Cervi
Virgin & Child
Italian
1520s

Saint George & the Dragon
Venetian
c. 1500

Antonio Bregno
Angel of the Annunciation
Italian
c. 1440-60

Antonio Bregno
Virgin Annunciate
Italian
c. 1440-60