Melchior Barthel, Venus

Acquired in Venice in 1662 by the Archduke Leopoldo Guglielmo d’Asburgo (1614-1662);
Imperial Collections, Wien (Prodomus, Stampart and Penner, 1735); art market; private collection.

For more information, on request is available an important work by Simone Guerriero, who explores the story that surrounds this impressive example of Barthel’s sculpture.