This 20th C. reproduction of the classic sculpture of "The Three Graces" is faithful to the original in all of its glory. The first sculpture was sculpted out of white marble by Antonio Canova for the Duke of Bedford in the early 19th C. It is a Neoclassical piece depicting the three charites (graces) of their father Zeus - Euphrosyne, Aglaea, and Thalia (beauty, charm, and joy, respectively). They hang onto each other, delighting in physical touch, as they share a secret or simply enjoy being in the presence of one another. In Antelma Santini's marvelous version, these three are made of Italian carrara marble. The base consists of the same material and is signed, "A. Santini." This base, in turn, is mounted on a black marble base. Overall, the piece is in excellent condition. Such an iconic image would make a splendid addition to any home.
L: 10 in. W: 6 in. H: 17 in.