Marble Bust of Perseus
A fine carved marble bust in the neoclassical style, representing Perseus, after the original full sized figure by Antonio Canova (1757-1822). Italian, ca. 1900. Perseus: 28 ins. high, 21 ins. wide. Socle replaced.
Canova’s original Perseus with Head of Medusa was completed in 1801 and resides at the Vatican. Canova’s reworked replica of 1804-1806 is in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Barbara says, "Is there a more beautiful, pure classical figure than Perseus? He would be just as elegant in the corner of a living room or on a post in the center of a rose garden".