Parian Bust ~ Clytie

Mid-19th century
Attributed to Copeland after the Antique

This extraordinary parian example depicts Clytie rising out of a sunflower. Of note is the rare almost life size dimension. Clytie is the epitome of Classical subjects. Highly desired for fine 19th century collections, the ancient Greco-Roman marble was collected by Charles Townley whose collection is now in The British Museum.


Atterbury, Paul. The Parian Phenomenon Somerset, England: Richard Dennis, 1989. Page 185, Fig. 610.

Bignamini and Wilton. Grand Tour, The Lure of Italy in the Eighteenth Century. London, England: Tate Gallery Publishing, 1996. Page 26.

Height: 22½”

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