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

Portrait of Amadeo Svajer

1790s
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.