Venus de' Medici
workshop of John Nost II (d. London 1729)
Art / Sculpture
1530 mm (H)406.4 kg (Wt)
Place of origin
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Powis Castle and Garden, Powys (Accredited Museum)
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Lead sculpture, Venus de' Medici, workshop of John Nost II (d.London 1729). Life-sized figure of Venus probably from the workshop of John Van Nost (d.1729); a standing naked female figure with head turned to her left, her right hand is raised towards her left breast, stands in contraposto. Recorded by Pietro Santi Bartoli (d. 1700) as having been found during the pontificate of Clement X (1670 -76) in the gardens belonging to the Stazi near S. Vitale. The plinth was created in 1985 after restoration work was carried out on the statue.
Amongst the sculpture within the grounds of Powis Castle and Gardens and part of the original bequest of the property in 1952.
Makers and roles
workshop of John Nost II (d. London 1729), sculptor
Haskell and Penny 1981: Francis Haskell and Nicholas Penny, Taste and the Antique, The Lure of Classical Sculpture 1500 - 1900, New Haven and London, 1981, no. 88