(b. 1757, Possagno, d. 1822, Venezia)
Portrait of Amadeo Svajer1790s
Oil on canvas, 107 x 87 cm
Museo Correr, Venice
Canova produced some paintings, too. His paintings have the sfumato and eroticism that one associates with such proto-Romantics of the Napoleonic period as Prud'hon and Girodet.
This unfinished painting portrays Amadeo Svajer, a celebrated antiquary.