Art / Sculpture
Gilt bronze, on marble and ormolu base
254 mm (10 in)Order this image
Hinton Ampner, Hampshire (Accredited Museum)
Gilt bronze, on marble and ormolu base, Farnese Flora, Italian School. An Italian figurine/statuette of the Farnese Flora on a Regency marble and ormolu base. Antique statues of Flora were drawn three times by Marten van Heemskerck who was in Rome between 1532 and 1536. By 1550 they were recorded in the courtyard of the Palazzo Farnese, Rome by Aldrovandi and this original was restored by 1561. It was removed in 1787 for further restoration and sent to Naples in 1800 where it still is, in the Museo Nazionale as a Roman copy of a Greek statue if Aphrodite of the 4th century BC.
Makers and roles
Italian School, sculptor