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'The Modern Phidias': Antonio Canova and George IV, Regent and King

Director of the Royal Collection, Jonathan Marsden, will give a lecture in aid of The Canova Monument Appeal and Venice in Peril.

Antonio Canova was the most admired European sculptor of the late 18th and early 19th century. Some of his most famous works are in Britain, including the Three Graces in the V&A. This illustrated lecture will tell the story of how George IV was able to secure three of Canova's late masterpieces for the Royal Collection. Meanwhile the monument to the sculptor, in the Church of the Frari, in Venice is now in very poor repair. Venice in Peril is raising the funds to conserve the massive memorial erected by his pupils to a design by Canova and originally paid for by subscriptions from across Europe.


Jonathan Marsden | talks


Date and Time:

16 April 2013 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
020 7501 3000
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Organised by:

Venice in Peril
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Available from:

E: www.veniceinperil.org. T: 020 7736 6891 or by cheque payable to Venice in Peril Fund, Hurlingham Studios, Ranelagh Gardens, London SW6 3PA

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