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Hebe. Canova, (sculpture)

Canova (copy after)
Exhibition Catalogs
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 4
The light drapery which clothes her, knotted gracefully round the waist, descends below the knee and leaves uncovered her delicately moulded shoulders and swelling bosom; this soft dress is pressed by the buoyant wind against her person, and partly reveals to us the beauties of her perfect form, an elegant diadem adorns her forehead, partly confining her clustering ringlets, which are gently lifted by the breeze; her attitude is that of pouring out nectar from a golden vase, which she holds raised in the right hand, into a goblet of the same metal in the left; her expression is joyous, but composed, as if intently performing her office in the presence of assembled deities. We contemplate this pleasing figure with the same avidity that we look on an enchanting object which is passing away in rapid flight, and feel from this illusion a heightened and more lively pleasure.--Canova's Works, vol. 1. [P. 6.]
1875. Descriptive Catalogue of Statuary, on Exhibition at the Gallery of the Maryland Historical Society Rooms, Athenaeum Buildings, St. Paul and Saratoga Streets, Baltimore. Baltimore: Printed by John Murphy & Co. Publishers, Booksellers, Printers and Stationers. 182 Baltimore Street, 1875.
Figure female
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AECI 02040004
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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