Venus (after Giambologna)
Art / Sculpture
1600 - 1699
375 x 108 x 108 mm
Place of origin
Petworth House and Park, West Sussex (Accredited Museum)
Bronze sculpture, Venus (after Giambologna), French School, 17th century. A statuette of Venus depicted standing, bent forward and barely draped, with one arm holding bunched drapery to her chest, and one knee bent forward.
By descent, until the death in 1952 of the 3rd Lord Leconfield, who had given Petworth to the National Trust in 1947, and whose nephew and heir, John Wyndham, 6th Lord Leconfield and 1st Lord Egremont (1920-72) arranged for the acceptance of the major portion of the collections at Petworth in lieu of death duties (the first ever such arrangement) in 1956 by H.M.Treasury.
Marks and inscriptions
On front of base: 86
Makers and roles
French School, sculptor after Giambologna (Douai 1529 - Florence 1608), sculptor