19th Century Grand Tour male bust
A 19th century Grand Tour patinated bronze figure of a dancing faun after Massimiliano Soldani Benzi ((1656-1740). Some old breaks that have been restored.
The Grand Tour was a trip of Europe, typically undertaken by young men, which begun in the 17th century and went through to the mid-19th. Women over the age of 21 would occasionally partake, providing they were accompanied by a chaperone from their family. The Grand Tour was seen as an educational trip across Europe, and would see young, wealthy travellers search for arts and culture, bringing home momentos of their trip to display.
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