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.
4 thoughts on “Peekaboo (part 10)”
Exquisite, Patsy Ann. You are a genius with the essential small touch. Thank you for the peek!
Thanks, Margaret. I like your phrase “small touch”. For me, it’s the small details that have always been important.
Ooooo, I will probably show up at your house to see it. I’ll call first this next time. 🙂
You’re welcome at any time, Becky!