Portrait bust of Emperor Domitian at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Yorkmyminifactory.com
Domitian (r. A.D. 81-96), the third and final member of the Flavian dynasty of Roman emperors, was the younger son of Vespasian (r. A.D. 69-79) and brother of Titus (r. A.D. 78-81). Unlike his father and his brother, he was not regarded as a popular ruler and suffered damnatio memoriae [a] after his assassination. Nevertheless, several marble portraits of Domitian survive- the present example is one of the finest. This realistic portrait of him at about age forty expresses something of the absolute power that Domitian wielded over the entire Roman world, but it also depicts personal characteristics- notably, he wears a wig that concealed his baldness in later life.
Galileo Galilei at the Borghese Gardens, Italymyminifactory.com
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Marianne at The Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Parismyminifactory.com
Pierre-Marie Poisson was born in Niort on 19 November 1876 and died in Paris on 11 January 1953. He was a French sculptor and medallist. In 1933 Poisson a bust of "Marianne", the symbol of the French Republic and this was made available for sale by the Musée du Louvre. A version can for example be seen in Arpajon in Essonne.
Torso of Eros at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Yorkmyminifactory.com
Torso of Banovic Strahinja at the V&A, Londonmyminifactory.com
This marble torso was made by Ivan Meštrovic in Serbia in about 1908. It represents a mythical Serbian hero renowned for his beauty, Banovic Strahinja. Meštrovic trained in Vienna then moved to Paris where he met Rodin. The influence of Rodin can be seen in this naturalistic but fragmented figure. The sculpture was donated by the Serbian Government following an exhibition of Meštrovic's work at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1915. It depicts a larger than life size torso of a man. There is no head, the arms stop just below the shoulders and the top of the legs disappear into a square integral base.
Beethoven at Central Park, New Yorkmyminifactory.com
This bust is part of a larder sculpture on permanent display at Central Park in New York. Sculpted by Henry Bearer in 1884, the bronze bust was donated by the German-American Choir Society and stands on the site of the original cast-iron bandstand that was demolished in the 1920s.
Lord John Russell at The National Portrait Gallerymyminifactory.com
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, KG, GCMG, PC (18 August 1792 – 28 May 1878), known as Lord John Russell before 1861, was a leading Whig and Liberal politician who served as Prime Minister on two occasions during the mid-19th century. Scion of one of the most powerful aristocratic families, his great achievements, says A. J. P. Taylor, were based on his indefatigable battles in Parliament over the years on behalf of the expansion of liberty; after each loss he tried again and again, until finally his efforts were largely successful. Woodward, however, argued that he was too much the abstract theorist, so that "He was more concerned with the removal of obstacles to civil liberty than with the creation of a more reasonable and civilized society. Nevertheless Russell led his Whig Party into support for reform; he was the principal architect of the great Reform Act of 1832. As Prime Minister his luck ran out. He took much of the blame for the government's failures in dealing with the Irish famine. Taylor concludes that as prime minister, he was not a success. Indeed, his Government of 1846 to 1852 was the ruin of the Whig party: it never composed a Government again, and his Government of 1865 to 1866, which might be described as the first Liberal Government, was very nearly the ruin of the Liberal party also.