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Youth with Swan
Carrara marble. 1808
Álvarez Cubero, José
Youth with Swan
Carrara marble. 1808
Álvarez Cubero, José

A handsome youth feeds a swan that he his holding by its neck. Intended as an ornamental piece, Álvarez combines his taste for the dynamic forms of Greek sculpture with the polished, matt finis [+]

Fortuna
White carrara marble. 150 - 200
Roman Sculptor
Fortuna
White carrara marble. 150 - 200
Roman Sculptor

The goddess Fortuna holds a cornucopia and a rudder resting on a globe. The statue is based on a Greek original, an Artemis by the School of Polyclitus (4th century BC), as may be seen from the simila [+]

Ferdinand VII
Carrara marble. Ca. 1825
Álvarez Cubero, José
Ferdinand VII
Carrara marble. Ca. 1825
Álvarez Cubero, José

Álvarez Cubero trained in Rome, and in 1816 was appointed Court Sculptor by King Ferdinand. Because he was Spain’s leading exponent of Neoclassical art, he was known as “the Spanish Canova”. In [+]

The Blossoming of Love
Carrara marble. 1905
Blay y Fábrega, Miguel
The Blossoming of Love
Carrara marble. 1905
Blay y Fábrega, Miguel

A representation of the first amorous encounter of a youthful couple. In a style some have called lyrical, Blay transmits the soft warmth of adolescent figures modeled with exceptional realism. They a [+]

Venus and Mars
Marble. 1820 - 1830
Canova, Antonio (Circle Of)
Venus and Mars
Marble. 1820 - 1830
Canova, Antonio (Circle Of)

The goddess of love, draped in a light tunic, embraces the god of war, who wears a helmet; their gazes meet in a composition conveying a refined sensuality. This is a reproduction of an original by th [+]

Nude Girl (from The Onset of Winter)
Carrara marble. 1892
Blay y Fábrega, Miguel
Nude Girl (from The Onset of Winter)
Carrara marble. 1892
Blay y Fábrega, Miguel

Blay customarily made versions of fragments of his works, which he handled separately. This sculpture at the Museo del Prado is a fragment from the group titled The Onset of Winter. During his stay in [+]

Apotheosis of Claudius
White marble. I century
Calamech, Andrea (Also Called Calamecca); Roman Sculptor
Apotheosis of Claudius
White marble. I century
Calamech, Andrea (Also Called Calamecca); Roman Sculptor

The eagle and weapons are part of a funerary monument from the period of Emperor Augustus (27 B.C.-14 A.D.). This sculpture was found with many other works in the country villa of Marcus Valerius Mess [+]

Venus and Cupid
Carrara marble. 1807
Ginés, José
Venus and Cupid
Carrara marble. 1807
Ginés, José

The goddess Venus rises from a shell, while Cupid plays with a piece of drapery. Although Ginés did not study outside Spain, he absorbed the Neoclassical style from other contemporary sculpture [+]

María Purificación Fernández y Cadenas, dowager Duchess of Canalejas
Carrara marble. 1915
Benlliure Gil, Mariano
María Purificación Fernández y Cadenas, dowager Duchess of Canalejas
Carrara marble. 1915
Benlliure Gil, Mariano

This elegant portrait bust depicts María Purificación Fernández y Cadenas (1884-1965), second wife of the politician José Canalejas. Following his assassination, the Spanis [+]

The Composer Gioacchino Rossini
Carrara marble. 1820 - 1827
Álvarez Cubero, José
The Composer Gioacchino Rossini
Carrara marble. 1820 - 1827
Álvarez Cubero, José

Rossini (1792-1868), one of the great nineteenth-century Italian composers, was best known for his operas, many of them in the opera buffa style. Alvarez expressively conveys the composer’s highly-ind [+]

Isabel II, veiled
Carrara marble. 1855
Torreggiani, Camillo
Isabel II, veiled
Carrara marble. 1855
Torreggiani, Camillo

Torreggiani, a specialist in portrait busts, wanted to break completely with official tradition and impress Queen Isabel II with this spectacular technical feat. The queen’s face is veiled, a device r [+]

Diana
Carrara marble. 1809 - 1815
Álvarez Cubero, José
Diana
Carrara marble. 1809 - 1815
Álvarez Cubero, José

This sculpture in the Classical style depicts Diana, the Roman goddess of nature, forests and the hunt, armed with her traditional attributes -a bow and an arrow which she is delicately removing from [+]

Trapezophorum (table leg)
Carrara marble.
Anonymous
Trapezophorum (table leg)
Carrara marble.
Anonymous

This decorative element consists of a Roman cartibulum leg to which a bovine head crowned by a platform with volutes was added in the 17th century. The piece was restored in 1999. Paradoxically, this [+]

Emperor Carlos V (bust)
Carrara marble. 1553
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo
Emperor Carlos V (bust)
Carrara marble. 1553
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo

The Emperor (1500-1558) is represented with attributes alluding to his power: armor, the necklace of the Golden Fleece and a crossing sash. The armor has a low relief of the Virgin Mary carved on the [+]

Emperor Carlos V and the Fury
Bronze. 1551 - 1555
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo
Emperor Carlos V and the Fury
Bronze. 1551 - 1555
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo

In 1549 in Brussels Charles V commissioned Leone Leoni to execute a group of statues of himself and his deceased wife the Empress Elizabeth of Portugal.They were to be in different formats (bust and h [+]

The Muse Erato
White marble. 130 - 150
Anonymous
The Muse Erato
White marble. 130 - 150
Anonymous

This marble statue and other seven more (E000068, E000041, E000040, E000062, E000038, E000069, E000037) were unearthed in about 1500 in Hadrian´s Villa at Tivoli, where the decorated the stage of the [+]

Felipe II
Alabaster. Second half of the XVI century
Leoni, Pompeo (Attributed To)
Felipe II
Alabaster. Second half of the XVI century
Leoni, Pompeo (Attributed To)

This life-size bust of Felipe II (1527-1598) has a breastplate, a gorget and a cord with the Golden Fleece as its only ornamental elements. The lower part ends in a winged figurehead. The polished sur [+]

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