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A modern plaster copy of a marble sculpture produced by Peter Scheemakers in the 1730s. The original was commissioned by Lord Burlington for his villa at Chiswick. Known simply as the Muse, the figure represents the inspirational Greek goddesses of Literature, Art and Science.
The original Muse, and statues of Apollo, Venus and Mercury, were carved smaller than life-size to enable them to be placed in four corner niches designed by William Kent.
H 147 x W 52 x D 36 cm