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An impressive pair Carrara marble lions after Antonio Canova, early 19th century

An impressive pair of recumbent lions in Carrara marble after a model by Antonio Canova, early 19th century.

Antonio Canova was raised in Possagno by his grandfather who was a stonemason. He made his first sculpture in 1773 at an age of 16 and before the age of twenty he had impressed the art establishment in Venice with his skill and feeling for the material. After having completed the monument to Pope Clement XIII in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome in 1792, where the model of these two lions are in the front he won international fame and orders from all over Europe began to flow.

H. 38 cm W. 27 cm L. 75 cm

Condition:

Good condition, wear consistent with age.

 

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