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Satyrs & Sensational Statuary

Satyrs are regularly depicted in art & sculpture & most commonly described in Latin literature as having the upper half of a man & the lower half of a goat. As Dionysiac creatures they are lovers of wine & women, & ready for every physical pleasure. Hence the title of my Georgian Historical Romance NOBLE SATYR; the Duke of Roxton is described as such until he falls in love with Antonia and reforms himself for her. [I have also included statuary I find compellingly beautiful]
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Detail from The Rape of Proserpina, a large Baroque marble sculptural group by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who was only 23 years old at its completion.


The Rape of Proserpina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Detail of two of the eight statues installed at York House Gardens, Twickenham by Sir Ratan Tata (1871–1918), a Parsee and a major industrialist in India.


The Statues at York House: Twickenham: The Twickenham Museum

Louis XIV (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil).


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A statue of a sleeping angel in Highgate Cemetery John Gay:Photographer Photographer: John Gay


Good night, Posterous

Gravesite & monument of painter Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725–1805) at Montmartre Cemetery. [Statue la Cruche cassée, by Ernest Dagonet (1856-1926)]. At the funeral of the long neglected old man, a young woman deeply veiled & overcome with emotion laid upon the coffin, just before its removal, a bouquet of immortelles & withdrew to her devotions. Around the stem was a paper inscribed: "These flowers offered by the most grateful of his students are emblems of his his glory." It was Mlle Mayer.


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fragment of an amazing sculpture ”the greek slave” by Hiram Powers (1805–1873)


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