Venus of Urbino

Reclining Venus

Italian (Florence)
early 19th century
Lorenzo Bartolini (Italian (Florence), 1777–1850)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Overall: 16.5 x 34.9 x 11.4 cm (6 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1974.604

Medium or Technique

Other; Wax

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Wax bozetto Model for a bronze. Nude figure, head turned to the side, body leaning on right side supported by bent right arm and 2 pillows. Left leg crossed over right. Long flowing hair. Heavily draped chaise lounge, on rectangular base. Marked: 1786 ON

Provenance

1974, gift of Asbjorn R. Lunde, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 8, 1975)

Credit Line

Gift of Asbjorn R. Lunde