Nude Female Figure Holding a Conch Shell - Bronze Sculpture by Danese Cattaneo

SKU: EP-170

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 30" X Width 8"
Marble Dimensions: Diameter 7"
Height without base:27"
Weight:23 LBS

Original or Reproduction: Reproduction

This fine Venetian bronze figure is attributed to Danese Cattaneo from the mid-16th century, offering a rare opportunity to own a piece associated with such a renowned artist at a remarkably low price. Known for his exceptional craftsmanship and artistic talent, Cattaneo (Italian, circa 1509-1572) was a prominent figure in both the sculptural and literary worlds of his time. The late 19th-century bronze figure depicts a goddess, cast after a model by Cattaneo. The nude female holds a conch shell aloft in her left hand, standing on a naturalistic base that adds a sense of dynamic movement and grace to the piece. Measuring 30 inches high and raised on a black marble socle, this sculpture exemplifies the elegance and attention to detail characteristic of Cattaneo's work. In addition to his sculptural achievements, Danese Cattaneo was also celebrated as a poet. He authored "Dell'amor di Marfisa" for the marriage of the Duke Cybo-Malaspina of Massa-Carrara, showcasing his versatility and cultural impact. This exquisite bronze figure not only reflects Cattaneo's mastery in art but also serves as a testament to his legacy in the broader artistic and literary traditions of the Renaissance.