Unknown [name retired]
Art / Sculpture
1800 - 1899
660 x 274 x 190 mmOrder this image
Mount Stewart, County Down (Accredited Museum)
Carrara marble sculpture, Apollino by Unknown artist, 19th century. A Carrara marble figure of the nude Apollino, leaning on a stump, on which is slung a quiver of arrows. The original was recorded as in the Villa Medici in Rome in 1704 by Maffei and is probably identical with the Medici Apollo (often regarded as an adaptation of a staue by Praxiteles) recorded in December 1684 as amongst those statues of which the French Academy in Rome had casts made. It was taken to Florence in 1769-70 and placed in the Tribuna in 1771. It was removed to Palermo in 1800, to escape the French and returned in 1803. A full-size copy was in Thomas Hope's collection in Deepdene, Surrey.
On loan to the National Trust from Lady Mairi Bury (1921-2009) 1976, then accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the National Trust, 2013.
Makers and roles
Unknown [name retired], 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, 7