Grand Tour antique bronze of Narcissus.
Antique Grand Tour bronze of Narcissus, after the antique. Good colour and original patination. Italy circa 1880. 5.5 inches tall ( 13.75 cms). The original of the Narcissus was discovered in 1862 in a nondescript house in Pompeii, being the last antique statue found in Italy to enjoy considerable fame. In a book sponsored by Chiurazzi & Fils, the secretary of the Naples Museum, Luigi Conforti, described the figure as the most beautiful bronze ever to have been discovered at Pompeii.