CANOVA, Antonio
(b. 1757, Possagno, d. 1822, Venezia)

Orpheus and Eurydice

Museo Correr, Venice

This group is an early work of the artist. The figures were carved at two different times, Eurydice being the earlier.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 7 minutes):
Cristoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo, Act I, Orpheus' aria in G Major