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  • La Table aux Amours (The Demidoff Table), 1845
    Lorenzo Bartolini (Italian, 1777–1850)
    Marble; Diam. 54 in. (137.2 cm), H. 64 in. (162.6 cm)
    Gift of Le Duc de Loubat, 1903 (03.11a–d)

    Commissioned by Count Anatoly Nicolaevich Demidoff, this subject is a complex, cosmological allegory best described in the sculptor's own words: "Stretched out upon the plan of the world is Cupid, god of generation, sustaining and watching over the symbolic genius of dissolute wealth without virtue, who snores in his sleep … dreaming of past diversions in pleasure. Left to himself, the genius of ambitious rectitude in work sleeps the agitated sleep of misfortune and glory … his head extending beyond the periphery of the world." The original plaster is in the Gipsoteca Bartoliniana, Florence.

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  • La Table aux Amours (The Demidoff Table), 1845
    Lorenzo Bartolini (Italian, 1777–1850)
    Marble; Diam. 54 in. (137.2 cm), H. 64 in. (162.6 cm)
    Gift of Le Duc de Loubat, 1903 (03.11a–d)

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