Napoleon as Caesar, a bust, after the antique by Canova, 1804.
Finished in Marble and bronze.
In 1802 Napoleon brought the finest Italian neoclassical sculptor, Antonio Canova, to Paris to do a series of portrait marble sculptures of Napoleon.
After Napoleon saw one of the pieces Canova had made, a marble relief plaque of Napoleon, with him wearing a laurel crown, he commissioned this large three dimensional version.
This fine Italian Neoclassical sculpture is finished with decorated bronze wreath and trailing scarf.
80 x 60 x 30 cm