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A Group of Three Graces of Canova, (sculpture)

Artist:
Barata
Canova (copy after)
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 23 (Sale info: $75.00).
The original was first executed by Canova for the Empress Josephine, who it is said, proposed to him to unite his three Dancers in one group, but in attitudes differing from those of the Graces of the ancients, and no one can deny that he has succeeded in designing positions, the Grace of which is not to be surpassed, even in imagination. This copy is very good. The figures speak for themselves, and no description can do justice to the perfection of their forms or to the exquisite grace of their attitudes. [P. 3.]
Catalogue of Marble Statuary exhibited at Harding's Rooms.
Topic:
Figure group--Female
Mythology--Classical--Graces
Control number:
AECI 00040023
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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