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Antonio Canova: Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss


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Antonio Canova

[Italian Neoclassical Sculptor, 1757-1822]

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Original works by Antonio Canova available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteCanova Museum, Possagno, Italy

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
10 works by Canova

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Apollo Crowning Himself, 1781
Herm of a Vestal Virgin, 1820

Notable SiteLiechtenstein Museum, Vienna
Leopoldine Esterházy, 1805-17 (Zoom)

Notable SiteLiechtenstein Museum, Vienna
3 portrait busts

Notable SiteAntonio Canova at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Cupid and Psyche, 1797

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris
2 sculptures

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History  
2 works online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
A Figure Representing Virtue, ca.1798-1800

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNeue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
Fountain Nymph (Ninfa delle fontane), 1815-17

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
115 works by or related to the artist

Fondazione Magnani-Rocca, Parma, Italy
The Muse Terpsichore

Galleria Borghese, Rome
Pauline Bonaparte

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome (in Italian)  

GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas   NEW!

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Museo Correr, Venice (in Italian)  
Click on each of the room numbers for works by Canova

National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
Repentant Mary Magdalene

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Palais Fesch Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ajaccio, France (in French)  

Palazzo Bianco, Genoa, Italy
Use the "right" arrow to advance to Sala 25 in order to see Canova's Penitent Magdalene

Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome (in Italian)  

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Calliope, 1812

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Slovenská Národná Galéria (Slovak National Gallery), Bratislava, Slovakia

State Museums of Berlin

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

The Wallace Collection, London, UK   NEW!

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
5 works online when last checked

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Cupid and Psyche (The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Hebe (Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Three Graces (The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg)

Notable SiteAntonio Canova at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteAntonio Canova in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

1200 Years of Italian Sculpture (mostly in Italian)  

AICT: Art Images for College Teaching  
Pauline Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix (detail)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Boston College Fine Arts Department

Antonio Canova at CGFA  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project  

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Highlights from a 2007-2008 exhibition

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Daniel Katz Ltd. European Sculpture, London, UK
Past notable sales: Canova's Sappho

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation


Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Antonio Canova  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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Antonio Canova and the Politics of Patronage


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