Here's another gem from La Scultura Italiana: Lorenzo Bartolini's La Table aux Amours (1845), also called The Demidoff Table. Bartolini is one of my favourite sculptors, whose brilliant Neoclassic art guarantees the Wow factor. How can anyone carve something so beautiful out of a block of marble? Le Duc de Loubat donated this work to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 1903. Twit! Why didn't he give it to the British Museum, so I could admire it from all sides? At least the lucky Met has put four views on its website. Click the title link to see them.