VAT included (see terms) | Exclude VAT
La Beneficenza
La Beneficenza All' Autore delle Notti Romane e della Italiana Saffo Antonio Canova.
A. Canova inv. e scolpi. Tognoli dis. Dom Marchetti inc. Gruppo in marino nel Mausoleo dell' Arciduchessa Maria Cristina in Vienna.
[n.d. c. 1805].
Etching and engraving. 550 x 410mm (21¾ x 16"), with large margins. Mint.
Sculpture of a woman, Charity, leading a stooped old man and praying child behind her. Part of Maria Christina's (1742-1798) impressive funerary monument, commissioned by her husband Albert, the Duke of Teschen (1738-1822), of Antonio Canova (1757-1822). The print is dedicated, somewhat cryptically, to the 'author of the Roman Nights' and 'Italian Sappho'. The monument itself has been relocated and acquired by the Museo Antonia Canova, Possagno.
From the Berkeley Collection, Spetchley Park.
[Ref: 55025]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
enquire about this item add to your wishlist