Antonio Canova (1757–1822)
Studies for the Equestrian Monument to Charles III of Naples and for George Washington, 1817
Graphite on paper
7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (192 x 132 mm)
Museo Civico, Bassano del Grappa
Su gentile concessione MBA Musei Biblioteca Archivio di Bassano del Grappa
While at work on the George Washington, Canova was also thinking about a bronze equestrian monument of King Charles III for Naples. This sheet shows drawings for both commissions. The Washington is shown with two variants of his outstretched arms.