Crouching Venus - The Holburne Museum

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Crouching Venus - The Holburne Museum

Once owned by Louis XIV, this superb bronze was made by Antonio Susini, Giambologna's principal assistant in Florence from around the mid-1570s. It is after a model by Giambologna that was itself derived from ancient sculptures. Unlike Giambologna, Susini was a specialist metal worker and it is generally felt that the finish on the Holburne version is finer than that by Giambologna.

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