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Sketch of Two Statues: "Ballerinas by Canova"

Artist:
John Gibson (British, Gwynedd, Wales 1790–1866 Rome)
Date:
ca. 1850
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, graphite
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 3/8 x 7 1/2 in. (21.2 x 19 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. John De Witt Peltz, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.382.8
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pen and brown ink on recto: "Ballerina by Canova" (no. 22 and 23)
Mrs. John De Witt Peltz; Donor: Mrs. John De Witt Peltz
Jacob Bean "Departmental Accessions: Drawings." Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1977 - June 30, 1978. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 108, New York, 1978, p. 36.

Anna Frasca-Rath, Annette Wickham John Gibson: A British Sculptor in Rome. Ex. cat., Royal Academy of Art, London. 2016, p. 21, fig. 12, similar design by Gibson: "The Italian Ballerina,,,Fanny Cerito" (Royal Academy).



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