T.P. Connor, "The fruits of a Grand Tour: Edward Wright and Lord Parker in Italy, 1720-22", in Apollo, July 1998, pp. 23-30
Gianlorenzo Bernini's Apollo and Daphne of 1622-25 introduced an entirely new sculptural aesthetic and is widely admired as one of the great masterpieces that ushered in the Baroque period in sculpture. He depicts the moment that Daphne turns into a tree in a clever play on the sculptural medium.
Overall in good condition and well carved. Professionally restored break to all fingers of male figure with the exception of the thumb.
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