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AFTER MODELS BY ANTONIO CANOVA (1757-1822) ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY | DANZATRICE CON LE MANU SUI FIANCHI AND DANZATRICE COL DITO AL MENTO (PAIR OF DANCERS)

Estimate:

15,000 to - 20,000 USD

Property of a Private Collector, New Hampshire

AFTER MODELS BY ANTONIO CANOVA (1757-1822) ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY | DANZATRICE CON LE MANU SUI FIANCHI AND DANZATRICE COL DITO AL MENTO (PAIR OF DANCERS)

AFTER MODELS BY ANTONIO CANOVA (1757-1822) ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY | DANZATRICE CON LE MANU SUI FIANCHI AND DANZATRICE COL DITO AL MENTO (PAIR OF DANCERS)

Estimate:

15,000 to - 20,000 USD

Lot sold:

35,000

USD

Property of a Private Collector, New Hampshire

AFTER MODELS BY ANTONIO CANOVA (1757-1822)

ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY

DANZATRICE CON LE MANU SUI FIANCHI AND DANZATRICE COL DITO AL MENTO (PAIR OF DANCERS)


alabaster

heights of figures 28 ½ and 30 in.; 72.5 and 76 cm.

heights of marble pedestals 42 ⅜ in.; 107.5 cm.

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Please note the following amendments to the printed catalogue: Please note that these figures are made of alabaster.

Canova's Danzatrice con le mani sui fianchi (1805-1812) and Danzatrice col dito al mento (1809-1814) are often found as pendants but the former model pre-dates the latter by a few years. The original plaster models for both figures survive in the Gipsoteca Possagno (inventory nos. 168 and 196 respectively) while the primary marble version of Danzatrice con le mani sui fianchi is in the Hermitage and the primary marble of Danzatrice col dito al mento is in the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Rome.


RELATED LITERATURE

M. Praz and G. Pavanello, L'opera completa del Canova, Milan, 1981, pp. 112-3 and pp. 120-121, nos. 172, 203 and 231