Antonio Canova
Possagno, 1757 – Venice, 1822
Studies of two seated women

Studies of two seated women

Drawn in silvery graphite, Canova’s preferred technique, this sheet relates to two leaves from the artist’s sketchbook in the Museo Civico, Bassano, with studies of the same elegantly coiffed woman (inv. F2.43.1458-1946; G. Marini in Antonio Canova, exhib. cat., Venice, Museo Correr, 1992, nos. 56-57, ill.).

graphite, 131 x 203 mm
Numbered upper right: “39”

131 x 203 mm
1795 ca
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