Antonio Canova in his studio with Henry Tresham by Hugh Douglas Hamilton

Antonio Canova in his studio with Henry Tresham and a plaster model.

Details

Category:
Portrait
Medium:
Pastel on paper Dimensions: 75 x 100 cm
Art Fund grant:
£262,700 ( Total: £525,400; Tax remission; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1998
Vendor:
Francis Farmer (through Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox)

The pastle depicts Henry Tresham to the right looking intently at a model of 'Cupid and Psyche' while Antonio Canova, with mallet in hand looks to Henry Tresham.

Provenance

Probably Marquess Wellesley thence by descent to current owner

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

Entry details

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