Euterpe, Francesco Righetti, 1781

Euterpe, Francesco Righetti, 1781

founding, h 140cm × w 70cm × d 80cm × w 430kg More details

Amsterdam banker and art collector Henry Hope commissioned this sculpture for his country estate Welgelegen near Haarlem. It was based on an Ancient marble figure now at Newby Hall in England. Euterpe, holding a flute, is the Muse of music and lyrical poetry.

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