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Marble "Venus Victrix" After Antonio Canova by Carlo Fossi

Marble "Venus Victrix" after Antonio Canova by Carlo Fossi Marble figure; on a grey-painted and parcel-gilt pine base; signed 'C. Fossi. Roma' late 19th c. Very little is known about Carlo Fossi. The English inscription on this copy suggests that Fossi was affiliated with one of a number of Italian workshops making replicas of celebrated Roman sculptures for European and American markets at the turn of the 20th century. Signed works by Carlo Fossi include a full-size marble copy of the Rape of Proserpina after Bernini at the Museo Bellver, Seville, and a copy of Pauline Borghese as Venus Victrix after Antonio Canova in the Villa Borghese (Christie's, The Collector: Silver, 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art, London, sale 14227, lot 590). Italy: circa 1890


Circa 1890