Empress Josephine's Dancer Sculpture
Item#EU788931
(c.1812) By artist Antonio Canova(1757-1822), the Hermitage, St. Petersburg
Celebrate one of the most coveted images of the Neoclassical era with our lithe dancer, flaunting an elegance of line, from timeless pout to flawless figure. Originally created for Empress Josephine by artist Canova, the premiere Italian sculptor of his day, our Greco-Roman beauty is showcased in quality designer resin, with a rich, faux stone finish perfect for spa bath or breathtaking garden display.
10"Wx7½"Dx24½"H. 6 lbs.
dtexclusive No Rush Shipping
$79.95
Qty
Tell a Friend
  • Base diameter is 7.75"
  • Fits on all available plinths
  •    Antonio Canova (1757-1822)




    Antonio Canova was a Venetian sculptor famous for his marble sculptures of nudes, delicately detailed and classically refined. Canova is the quintessential neoclassical sculptor; his work marked a return to the classical order following the grandiose theatrics of the Baroque movement.

    Both Canova's father and grandfather were stonecutters and as soon as young Antonio could hold a pencil, he began to follow into the family profession and quickly became attached to his art.By 1775, Canova had opened his own studio and his first sculpture was deemed so realistic, that he was accused of making plaster casts from live models. In 1779, Canova settled in Rome, where he was strongly influenced by classical antiquity. Theseus Slaying the Centaur first established Canova's fame in Rome as a sculptor.

    Among Canova 's greatest sculptures were the tombs for two popes, Clement XIII and Clement XIV, the former flanked by Canova's Grand Lions. Canova's sculpture of Cupid and Psyche, however, was the sculpture most admired by his contemporaries along with his other sculptures depicting the mythological.

    - More works by this artist
    This item is crafted of durable resin and may be displayed outdoors with the following care:
  • Painted items will benefit from a coat of clear acrylic spray paint to slow fading from sun exposure.
  • Avoid direct exposure to freezing winter weather.

    Care Instructions
  • Customer Reviews

    More to Love