A PAIR OF MARBLE BUSTS OF TERPSICHORE AND MELPOMENE CIRCLE. AUTHOR: CARLO ALBACINI ORIGIN: ROME, ITALY PERIOD: LATE 18TH CENTURY

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Both busts have a votive index plaque inscribed 'TERSICORE' and 'MELPOMENE' and they are fixed on a circular marble socle. Essay Melpomene and Terpsichore were two of the nine Muses of dance and chorus. Melpomene was the muse of tragedy, and Terpsichore the muse of song and dance. Albacini was one of the most outstanding 18th century Roman sculptors, who suppled wealthy collectors with either highly restored antiquities, and he did that for Charles Townley and the King of Naples, or independent works of art for Henry Blundell and Catherine the Great among others.

Dimensions: 19 3/8 and 19 ¼ in. (49.3 and 48.7 cm.) high, overall