19th Century Italian Carved Marble Sculpture of Paolina Borghese 'Canova'

19th Century Italian Carved Marble Sculpture of Paolina Borghese 'Canova'

4,800.00

A replica of the famous sculpture of Paolina located in the Borghese Museum in Rome. Exquisitely carves in White marble with the recamier in siena marble. 29 inches long, 20 inches high, 19th Century Italy. Paolina Bonaparte , born in Ajaccio in 1780, sister of Napoleon I and the second marriage bride of the Roman prince Camillo Borghese , with whom he had joined in 1803. It was precisely to celebrate the marriage with Pauline that Camillo Borghese commissioned the work to Canova in 1804: when the woman began to pose for the sculptor she was twenty-five years old and was at the height of her social splendor, thanks to the title of “Imperial Height” taken the previous year, when Brother Napoleon proclaimed himself Emperor.

Dimensions: 30” Length x 8.5” Deep x 20” Tall

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