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'Visit of Venus to Anchises', cast after a bronze original in the British Museum
Plaster cast within a glazed wooden frame
Museum number: BR31
This cast was presented to Soane by the artist Henry Howard RA probably some time between 1832 and 1835 along with the cast of the Chellini Madonna BR30. Soane referred to this cast as 'after a bronze found at Dodona' (1835 Description).
Presented to Soane by the painter, Henry Howard, RA (1769-1847), c.1832-35. The two casts Howard presented to Soane hang together on the south wall of the Breakfast Room and were presumably given at the same time. Each has a very deep circular glazed timber frame wth a convex piece of glass. It may be that these are the frames in which they were presented.
Cornelius C. Vermeule, 'Notes on a New Edition of Michaelis: Ancient Marbles in Great Britain', American Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 59, No. 2 (April 1955), p.130
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