Canova’s George Washington examines the history of acclaimed sculptor Antonio Canova's lost masterpiece, a full-length statue of George Washington depicted in ancient Roman garb, drafting his farewell address to the states. Illuminating essays tell the story of Canova’s only commission for the United States and provide insight into his influences and working methods. The catalogue accompanies an exhibition of the same name, on view at the Frick May 22–September 23, 2018.
Authors: Xavier F. Salomon with Guido Beltramini and Mario Guderzo
Publisher: The Frick Collection in association with D Giles Limited
Hardcover, 9 3/4 x 11 in., 190 pages, 92 color illustrations