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An Italian mid 19th century white Carrara statue of kneeling Venus signed Pietro Bazzanti

List: $19,800.00

An Italian mid 19th century white Carrara statue of kneeling Venus signed Pietro Bazzanti

List: $19,800.00

A stunning and most elegant Italian mid 19th century white Carrara statue of kneeling Venus signed Pietro Bazzanti. The statue is sculpted out of one solid piece of white Carrara marble and raised on a rectangular base with cut corners... — Read More

  • Item # 12572
  • H: 21.75 in L: 11 in D: 12.75 in

    H: 55 cm L: 28 cm D: 32 cm

  • Italy
  • 19th Century
  • Marble/Stone
  • Louis XVI st. Read More
  • (Louis XVI st.) - Also known as Louis Seize, Louis XVI's style is a style of architecture, furniture, decoration, and art created during Louis XVI’s 19-year reign in France, just before the French Revolution. Thought to be a reaction and juxtaposition to the prior more elaborate styles, Louis XVI style developed at the end of the Baroque Period and continued until the birth of French Neoclassicism. King Louis XVI showed little enthusiasm for the old world styles of the Baroque Period and he sought out a create a new “beau ideal” that focused on the purity and grandeur of Ancient Romans and Greeks. Inspired by Ancient Roman architecture and art, distinct features of the Louis XVI style are linear lines, small repeated motifs, floral medallions hanging from ribbons, acanthus leaves, urns, dolphins, ram, and lion heads, and griffins. Greco-Roman elements, often used in earlier and later French styles, were also quick common and included fluted and twisted columns, Caryathids, and corbels.
  • Pietro Bazzanti Read More
  • Pietro Bazzanti, son of the renowned sculptor Nicolò Bazzanti (or Barzanti), was a central figure in the production of Florentine sculpture at the end of the 19th century. He is associated with the sculptors Cesare Lapini, Ferdinando Vichi and Guglielmo Pugi, all of whom executed works bearing the inscription: Galleria Bazzanti. The gallery, originally Bazzanti's studio, was inaugurated in 1822, winning numerous medals, and is still open today.
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