Paulina Borghese Reclining Sculpture by Canova 8.5H - 4799_14 -
Napoleon's beloved sister, Paolina, the divine imperial Princess who thirsts for power of her own, and can only obtain it through her affairs with men. Not a great figure in history, Paolina Bonaparte (1780-1825) nonetheless enjoyed a reputation for her legendary beauty and her capricious life. She was celebrated in a statue that cast her as Venus, made by the great Canova (Gianni Santuccio). The Princess was, in life, a representative of both the good and the evil of the First French Empire. Now in the Galleria Borghese, Rome.
Made from white carrara bonded marble, imported from Italy, and measures 8.5 in H x 14 in L x 5 in D.
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