Antonio Canova: Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss
Antonio Canova Works Online
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Original works by Antonio Canova available for purchase at art galleries worldwideMuseums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Canova Museum, Possagno, Italy
Dallas 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)
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
10 works by Canova
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Apollo Crowning Himself, 1781
Herm of a Vestal Virgin, 1820
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna
Leopoldine Esterházy, 1805-17 (Zoom)
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna
3 portrait busts
Antonio Canova at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Cupid and Psyche, 1797
Louvre Museum Database, Paris
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Metropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History
2 works online
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
A Figure Representing Virtue, ca.1798-1800
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston NEW!
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh NEW!
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist
Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. NEW!
The 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
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)
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
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale ArchivePictures from Image Archives:
(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)
Google Art ProjectMiscellaneous Sites:
Cupid and Psyche (The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg)
Google Art Project
Hebe (Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin)
Google Art Project
Three Graces (The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg)
Antonio Canova at The Art Renewal Center
Antonio Canova in the Web Gallery of Art
Wikimedia Commons Image Database
World 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
Additional Image Search Tools:
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Daniel Katz Ltd. European Sculpture, London, UKArticles and Reference Sites:
Past notable sales: Canova's Sappho
Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation
Encyclopedia 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
RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, 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