Venus Of The Bath By Canova Statue 16" High by artist Antonio Canova. Celebrate one of the most coveted images of the Neoclassical era with our Venus Bather Sculpture, flaunting an elegance of line, from timeless pout to flawless face.The premiere Italian sculptor of his day, our Greco-Roman beauty is showcased in quality bonded marble, with a rich, alabaster base perfect for spa bath or breathtaking gallery display. Truly very detailed from her curls to the base. Made in Italy. Canova carved the original Venus Italica to replace the ancient Roman Medici Venus, seized by Napoleon in 1802 from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. In the true Neoclassical spirit, Canova decided to reinterpret the ancient work rather than carve an exact replica. Drawing inspiration from other classical statues of the goddess, he made several significant changes in the figure, as a result, his Venus appears more natural and her movement more gentle than the Medici Venus. The Venus Italica was immediately hailed as Canova's masterpiece and a worthy successor to the ancient Venus. When I saw this divine work of Canova, wrote the poet Ugo Foscolo in 1811, I sighed with a thousand desires, for really, if the Medici Venus is a most beautiful goddess, this is a most beautiful woman. The figurines are composed of alabaster dust mixed with a durable binding compound, each detail is finished with care by the artisans of Italy's Egregia Workshop. Mounted on a solid alabaster base.