Venus Anadyomene by Antonio Lombardo

This relief is an autograph work by the artist.

Details

Category:
Classical/Mythological
Medium:
Marble Dimensions: 41 x 23 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £5,775)
Acquired in:
1964
Vendor:
Wildenstein

It is likely that the torso of the figure derives from an antique source, though the treatment of the nude reflects the influence of contemporary Venetian painting, and especially of Giorgione. The inscription at the base (NVDA VENVS MADlDAS EXPRIMIT IMBRE COMAS) is from the Ars Amatoria of Ovid (iii. 224).

Provenance

Wilton House Estate

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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