Terra-cotta sculptural group depicting the Venus emerging from a giant scallop shell, as pure and as perfect as a pearl. The scallop shell is carried by two dolphins whose rostrums are joined to the front and whose tails are entwined at the back.
This terracotta group is after a marble sculpture by Heinrich Keller, which is now in the collection of the Städtische Kunstsammlung in Zurich, under inventory number 14587
The sculptor Heinrich Keller was born in Zurich in 1771 and moved to Rome in 1794, where he died in 1832.
Dimensions: height 27cm ; width 19,5cm ; depth 16cm
Condition: minor top of finger is missing (with possible small restoration of the hand attached to the shell), see detail photo 3, 8 and 10
- Beeld, Venus opkomende uit een gigantische schelp
- Ontwerper / kunstenaar
- after Heinrich Keller
- Model / Naam
- Vénus à la coquille
- Geschatte periode
- 19e eeuw
- Land van herkomst
- Goede staat - gebruikt met kleine tekenen van ouderdom en vlekjes
- 27×19,5×0 cm