Small bronze bust with bronze patina of Napoleon 1st after the sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822).
It is numbered A6754 and stamped with a medal "Bronze Garanti, Paris - J.B. Deposed".
It rests on a piedouche in black marble.
Period: Late nineteenth.
In a perfect state.
Width 15 cm - Depth 10 cm - Height 25 cm.
Antonio Canova, born on November 1, 1757 in Possagno and died on October 13, 1822 in Venice, was an Italian sculptor and painter.
He made many portraits carved, either in bust (Domenico Cimarosa, 1808 or Pope Pius VII between 1804 and 1807), but also in foot where he combines the face, modeled on nature, to an idealized body, sometimes stripped and inspired by Antiquity. His portrait of Napoleon in March unarmed and peacemaker, completed in 1806 when the emperor appears naked, actually recalls an antique marble. He was never accepted by his recipient, despite an interview that Canova had with him in 1810 where he tried to explain his aesthetic approach.
REF: 274 R
Category : ??
Period : 18th century
Price : 650 €
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