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Key information

Object

Sculpture: Diana and Endymion, Giuseppe Plura, marble, 1752

Gallery label

Marble Group: Diana and Endymion
Giuseppe Plura (died 1756)
Marble, 1752
In classical myth, Jupiter sent the Shepherd Endymion into eternal sleep in return for perpetual beauty. He was loved by Diana, goddess of the moon who visited him each night.
Plura, an Italian sculptor, arrived in Bath around 1749 and set up a studio. This sculpture was his ‘showpiece’ there and it was much admired.

1997.1
Acquired in 1996, generously assisted by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, the Friends of the Holburne Museum, other charitable trusts and organisations, and private individuals including descendants of the sculptor

On display?

Yes
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