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Title: Pauline Borghese (1780-1825) as Venus Victrix
Item Name: Sculpture


This item is in the Burton Constable Hall collections and is included on this database by kind permission of the Burton Constable Foundation. Having worked for a time in Venice, Canova settled in Rome in 1781 and became the most successful and influential sculptor of the Neoclassical movement. The sister of Napoleon I, Paulina Borghese was celebrated for her tantalizing beauty. Canova has portrayed her in the guise of Venus Victrix, languishing on a chaise-longue and holding the golden apple awarded by Paris. Canova’s original marble is in the Borghese Gallery in Rome. Located on the French Landing. After Antonio Canova (1757-1822)

Materials: Bronze
ID_Number: CHS 16