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Stunning Marble Bust Roman Emperor Septimius Severus

Stunning Marble Bust Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
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  • Stunning Marble Bust Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
  • Stunning Marble Bust Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
  • Stunning Marble Bust Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
  • Stunning Marble Bust Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
  • Stunning Marble Bust Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
  • Stunning Marble Bust Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
  • Stunning Marble Bust Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
  • Stunning Marble Bust Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
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Abeautifully sculpted marble bust of the famous Roman Emperor Septimus Severus, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.

The attention to detail throughout the piece is second to none and the figure is extremely lifelike.

This high quality bust is made from marble dust or artificial marble.

Marble dust is combined with cement or synthetic resins to make reconstituted or cultured marble. The appearance of marble can be simulated with faux marbling, a painting technique that imitates the stone's colour patterns.

The matching pedestal  is available upon request.

 

Condition:

 

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 80 x Width 60 x Depth 29

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 2 feet x Depth 11 inches

Septimius Severus was born in Africa, at Leptis Magna, on April 11, 145, and died in Britain, on February 4, 211, after reigning for 18 years as Emperor of Rome. He came to power by disposing of rivals with a better claim to power than his own. Septimius Severus died peacefully, leaving, as joint successors, his sons Caracella and Geta.

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 02945

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