Pierre-Maximilien Delafontaine

A Roman Girl (Peace)

A Roman Girl (Peace) by Pierre-Maximilien Delafontaine

Artwork Detail

Shrouded in mystery, this bronze of a young woman was acquired by James Tannock Mackelvie as a genuine antique sculpture. He went through considerable difficulties to get permission to remove the work from Italy for this reason. Its authenticity has since been challenged, being described instead as a Neoclassical replica of a marble figure in the collection of the Louvre, Paris, deposited there by Napoleon's brother in law, Joachim Murat, when he fled Naples.

A Roman Girl (Peace)
Pierre-Maximilien Delafontaine
Production date
circa 1828
1422 x 500 x 600 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of James Tannock Mackelvie, 1883
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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