The Sleeping Nymph by Antonio Canova

A nude female figure lying on a scagiola pedestal.

Details

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
191 cm
Art Fund grant:
£600 ( Total: £600)
Acquired in:
1930
Vendor:
Lansdowne Marbles, 1930

White marble. The last work of Canova, the carving was finished by others. Four contemporary letters were purchased with the sculpture, one from the sculptor and three from his brother.

Provenance

Collection of Lord Lansdowne

Venue details

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

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