Antonio Canova. [Facsimile signature.]
Published by Septimus Prowett, 269 Strand. [n.d., c.1830.]
Engraving on india laid paper, 340 x 230mm. 13½ x 9". Slightly foxed.
Antonio Canova (1757 - 1822) admiring one of his creations in his studio. Canova was an Italian sculptor who became famous for his marble sculptures that delicately rendered nude flesh. The epitome of the neoclassical sculptor, his work marked a return to classical refinement after the theatrical excesses of Baroque art. After François Xavier Fabre (1766 - 1837).
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