Grand Tour antique bronze of Narcissus.

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.

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