Interior Design

Peekaboo (part 10)

A bronze copy of the famous reclining Pauline Bonaparte
A bronze copy of the famous reclining Pauline Bonaparte

The original Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix was commissioned by her husband Camillo Borghese and executed in Rome from 1805 and 1808 by the Italian sculptor Antonio Canova. This life-size semi-nude evokes the ancient Roman tradition of depicting a mortal individual as a god and was considered daring for those times in that a lady of high rank was portrayed in the nude. Even though I have seen numerous copies, I never knew their provenance until one found its way into my living room.

This corner of the living room is now complete enough to show off. My bronze copy of the reclining Pauline has just recently been transformed into a table lamp. It was a very long wait, but was definitely worth it.
This corner of the living room is now complete enough to show off. My bronze copy of the reclining Pauline has just recently been transformed into a table lamp. It was a very long wait, but was definitely worth it.

4 thoughts on “Peekaboo (part 10)”

  1. Margaret Downs-Gamble says:

    Exquisite, Patsy Ann. You are a genius with the essential small touch. Thank you for the peek!

    1. Patsy Ann says:

      Thanks, Margaret. I like your phrase “small touch”. For me, it’s the small details that have always been important.

  2. Becky Norton says:

    Ooooo, I will probably show up at your house to see it. I’ll call first this next time. 🙂

    1. Patsy Ann says:

      You’re welcome at any time, Becky!

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