This demure beauty, in milk-white marble, once adorned a Roman temple folly in Somerset.

The statue of Harmony, a representation of the Greek muse of Terpsichore, was commissioned to stand in the Temple of Harmony at Halswell House, near Bridgwater, where the work's patron, Sir Charles Kemys Tynte, created a romantic landscape on his estate at Goathurst. Harmony illustrates the growing influence of neo-classicism on the artist's work. The drapery patterns are refined and composed, giving the figure both poise and balance.

Provenance

Commissioned by Sir Charles kemys Tynte in 1768 for the Temple of Harmony, Halswell Park, Bridgwater, Somerset; with Daniel Katz Ltd.


The Museum of Somerset

Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AA
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