The most famous copy was executed by Coysevox in 1686 for Versailles, but the Crouching Venus has been reproduced repeatedly in an array of mediums; Paul Cézanne, for example, frequently drew the Louvre’s Aphrodite Accroupie (inv. no. Ma2240), and adapted it for his version of Les Grandes Baigneuses. The present marble, with twisted torso and one arm reaching over her head appears to follow most closely a Roman copy in the Louvre (inv. no. MA 53).
F. Haskell and N. Penny, Taste and the Antique: The Lure of Classical Sculpture, 1500-1900, New Haven and London, 1981, pp. 321-323, no 86
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