Canova's George Washington, Hardback Book


This fascinating book tells the story of a little-known masterpiece by the Italian sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822)-the statue of George Washington for the North Carolina State House, delivered in 1821 and destroyed by fire ten years later.

It brings together for the first time Canova's full-sized preparatory plaster model, sketches, engravings, drawings, and a selection of Thomas Jefferson's letters about the commission. This is a major addition to the current body of published knowledge on the work of Antonio Canova, as well as on the classical revivalist sculpture of the early nineteenth century on both sides of the Atlantic.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 172 pages, 75 colour
  • Publisher: D Giles Ltd
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  • Category: Art & design styles: Romanticism
  • ISBN: 9781911282174



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