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

Portrait of Count Leopoldo Cicognara

Certosa, Ferrara

Leopoldo Cicognara was the most representative figure of early nineteenth-century Venetian culture. A friend of Antonio Canova, he was the first cataloger of the painting collections at the Accademia di Belle Arti (1807). The marble bust was made as a token of friendship for the president of the Academy in Venice. The bus was left unfinished by the artist.

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