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Allegory of Winter. Patinated in Bronze and gold. 46,5 cm

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High quality figure made of reconstituted marble (marble powder agglutinated with resin). Patinated in bronze and gilded.

This sculpture may not be suitable for outdoor use.  Ideal for decoration or gift.

  • Height: 46,5 cm.
  • Approx. weight: 5 kg.

Reproduction of the work The Allegory of Winter, marble sculpture made by Jean Antoine Houdon in 1783. The original is 145 cm high and is in the Musée Faber in Montpellier.

The marble figure refers to a series of models of allegorical representations of summer and winter. Unlike other Baroque allegories of winter in the form of an old man or woman warming themselves by the fire, Houdon opted for the figure of a young woman, wrapping a cloth around her head and upper body, while her abdomen and legs are bare. The closed-legged pose harks back to the ancient motif of ‘Venus púdica’, but the nudity of part of the body is a consistent element of winter allegories.


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