Canova’s George Washington

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This fascinating book tells the story of a 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 accompanied an exhibition at The Frick Collection that brought together, for the first time, Canova’s full-sized preparatory plaster model, sketches, engravings, drawings, and a selection of letters about the commission, some of them to or from Thomas Jefferson.

This is a major addition to the current body of 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. 

Author: Xavier F. Salomon with Guido Beltramini and Mario Guderzo

Publisher: The Frick Collection in association with D Giles Limited

Hardcover, 9 ¾ x 11 in., 188 pages, 86 color illustrations

ISBN: 9781911282174

Author:
Xavier F. Salomon with Guido Beltramini and Mario Guderzo
Publisher:
The Frick Collection in association with D Giles Limited
ISBN:
9781911282174