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Abraham and David Roentgen were renowned German cabinetmakers whose workshop was famed throughout Europe for its exquisite marquetry work and complex mechanical devices. Lavishly embellished and expertly crafted, the Apollo clock is one of the best-known pieces of Roentgen furniture.
This clock, from Roentgen-Museum, Neuwied, is featured in the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens (on view October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013).
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 520
The sinous pose is a reworking of that of the Apollo Belvedere, an ancient marble statue in the Vatican.
George and Florence Blumenthal , New York (by 1926, until her death in 1930) ; George Blumenthal (until d. 1941; his bequest to MMA with life interest) ; left as life interest to Ann Payne Blumenthal who renounced this interest in 1966
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