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

Hector and Ajax

1808-16
Marble
Palazzo Treves, Venice

The two colossal marbles, placed opposite each other, recall the positioning of the Pugilists in the Vatican Museums. The statues were bought in 1827 by Giuseppe Treves for the so-called Canova room in his palazzo.