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Elegant Classical Lady Corrina Lyric Muse Marble Figure

Elegant Classical Lady Corrina Lyric Muse Marble Figure
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  • Elegant Classical Lady Corrina Lyric Muse Marble Figure
  • Elegant Classical Lady Corrina Lyric Muse Marble Figure
  • Elegant Classical Lady Corrina Lyric Muse Marble Figure
  • Elegant Classical Lady Corrina Lyric Muse Marble Figure
  • Elegant Classical Lady Corrina Lyric Muse Marble Figure
  • Elegant Classical Lady Corrina Lyric Muse Marble Figure
  • Elegant Classical Lady Corrina Lyric Muse Marble Figure
  • Elegant Classical Lady Corrina Lyric Muse Marble Figure
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Price: £440.00
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This is a beautiful sculpture of 'Corrina The Lyric Muse' after the original by W. Brodie,

The sculpture is made from high quality marble dust and dates from the last quarter of the 20th century.

The sculpture would look amazing in any surroundings.


Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 53 x Width 18 x Depth 29 & Weight 18 kg

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 9 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 11 inches & Weight 39.7 lbs

Corinna 
was an Ancient Greek poet, traditionally attributed to the 6th century BC. According to ancient sources such as Plutarch and Pausanias, she came from Tanagra in Boeotia, where she was a teacher and rival to the better knownTheban poet Pindar. Although two of her poems survive in epitome, most of her work is preserved in papyrus fragments.

Corinna wrote choral lyric poetry for celebrations in the Boeotian dialect of Greek. It is said that she criticised Pindar for introducing Atticisms into his poems. Unlike Pindar, she focused on local myths, and drew parallels between the world of mythology and ordinary human behaviour. 


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.

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: 04933a

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