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The Vestal

Artist:
Workshop of Antonio Canova (Italian, Possagno 1757–1822 Venice)
Date:
probably ca. 1819–23
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Height: 19 3/4 in. (50.2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of a number of friends through Miss Sarah Lazarus, 1891
Accession Number:
91.9
Not on view
Thirteen known versions of this subject were executed in plaster and marble by Canova and his workshop between 1819 and 1823. Said to closely resemble a Hellenistic bust of a woman in Naples, the so-called Zingarella, which was well-known by the eighteenth century and which may portray a dancer.
Bertel Thorvaldsen
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