ÁLVAREZ Y CUBERO, José
(b. 1768, Priego de Córdoba, d. 1827, Madrid)
Marble, height 150 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid
In Spain, the principal sculptors at the beginning of the nineteenth century were those who had trained in France or Italy and who identified closely with international Neoclassicism. José Álvarez Cubero was the foremost of these. Like Canova, he produced elegant freestanding figures.