The Demidoff Table (detail)

The Demidoff Table (detail)

Marble table by Lorenzo Bartolini (1777 – 1850) Bartolini describes this detail: “Left to himself, the Genius of ambitious rectitude in work sleeps the agitated sleep of misfortune and glory…. his head extending beyond the perifphery of the world.” The table is signed and dated 1845, and was commissioned by Count Anatoly Nicolayevich Demidoff. It […]