Clytie Bust - Water Nymph Replica - Museum Replica Collection
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Clytia (or Clytie) was a water nymph, daughter of Oceanus and Tethys in Greek mythology. She was loved by Apollo. One sculpture of Clytie is a Roman marble in the collection of Charles Townley. The original bust was created between 40 and 50 AD. Towneley acquired it from the family of the principe Laurenzano in Naples during his extended second Grand Tour of Italy (1771-1774); the Laurenzano insisted it had been found locally. It remained a favorite both with him (it figures prominently in Johann Zoffany's iconic painting of Townley's library, was one of three ancient marbles Townley had reproduced on his visiting card, and was apocryphally the one which he wished he could carry with him when his house was torched in the Gordon Riots - apocryphal since the bust is in fact far too heavy for that) and with the public (Joseph Nollekens is said to have always had a marble copy of it in stock for his customers to purchase.
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