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Phryne Before the Judges Statue
Roman statue inspired by the painting by artist Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904)
Phryne, a 4th century Greek courtesan, was acquitted at her capital offense trial after her lawyer partially opened her robe to reveal her body's stunning beauty. This exquisitely balanced sculpture depicts the exquisite maiden shielding her eyes from the judges. Cast in quality designer resin with a faux stone finish to capture each detail, this grand-scale Design Toscano exclusive lends grace and history to home or garden.
- Statue fits on our Grande English Rosette Garden Sculptural Plinth CL5193, or Corinthian Pillar Capital JQ7665.
About The Artist
Jean-Léon Gérome (1824-1904)
Painter sculptor and teacher one of the most prominent late 19th-century academic artists in France. Gerome whose father was a goldsmith studied with J.H. Delaroche. His historical and mythological compositions were anecdotal painstaking often melodramatic and frequently erotic. The surfaces of his paintings were highly finished and he was fascinated with technical virtuosity. He was a good draftsman and an inventive illustrator. A trip to Egypt in 1856 introduced an exotic element into his painting. During the last 25 years of his life he concentrated on sculpture. A highly successful artist Gerome exerted great influence in the Paris art world.
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Weights & Dimensions
- 12"Wx11"Dx43.5"H. 21 lbs.