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Hebe, the Goddess of Youth Sculpture: Estate
Item#KY1304
By artist Bertel Thorwaldsen (1768-1844) Thorwaldsen Museum, Copenhagen
Hailed as the successor to Venetian sculptor Antonio Canova, Danish artist Thorwaldsen was renowned for his renderings of mythological and classical figures. The Hebe statue, portrayed here as the official cupbearer of the Greek Olympian gods, personified the eternal beauty of youth. Hebe, the daughter of Zeus and Hera, is an investment in classic European garden sculpture, our artistic garden statue is cast in quality designer resin and hand finished one statue at a time. Her sculptural likeness can be found in the gardens and grand marble hallways of the finest estates of Europe. Now bring her quintessential European elegance to your own home or grounds.
20"Wx15"Dx62½"H. 62 lbs.
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  • Estate size base is 16½"Wx17½"D.
  • Estate size fits on Grande Laurel plinth (KY3917), Classical Fluted plinth (KY2273), Grand Garden English plinth (NE140502) and Lion of Florence Sentinel base (KY727)
  • Large size fits on Large Classic plinth (NG314100), Grand English Rosette plinth (CL5193), Rococo plinth (KY0631), Roman Column plinth (NE60510) and all plinths listed for Estate size Hebe
  •    Antonio Canova (1757-1822)




    Antonio Canova was a Venetian sculptor famous for his marble sculptures of nudes, delicately detailed and classically refined. Canova is the quintessential neoclassical sculptor; his work marked a return to the classical order following the grandiose theatrics of the Baroque movement.

    Both Canova's father and grandfather were stonecutters and as soon as young Antonio could hold a pencil, he began to follow into the family profession and quickly became attached to his art.By 1775, Canova had opened his own studio and his first sculpture was deemed so realistic, that he was accused of making plaster casts from live models. In 1779, Canova settled in Rome, where he was strongly influenced by classical antiquity. Theseus Slaying the Centaur first established Canova's fame in Rome as a sculptor.

    Among Canova 's greatest sculptures were the tombs for two popes, Clement XIII and Clement XIV, the former flanked by Canova's Grand Lions. Canova's sculpture of Cupid and Psyche, however, was the sculpture most admired by his contemporaries along with his other sculptures depicting the mythological.

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    This item is crafted of durable resin and may be displayed outdoors with the following care:
  • Painted items will benefit from a coat of clear acrylic spray paint to slow fading from sun exposure.
  • Avoid direct exposure to freezing winter weather.

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