We use cookies to improve your experience online. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookies policy.

The RA is open, but you may only visit with members of your household, not as a mixed group. If you need to rebook your visits, please contact us at 020 7300 8090 or tickets@royalacademy.org.uk.

Saggio Sulla Vita E Sulle Opere Di Antonio Canova

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Pisa: Presso Niccolò Capurro Co' Caratteri Di F. Didot, MDCCCXXV.

Physical Description

[8], 112, l p., frontis., [4] pl.; 228 mm. (Octavo.)


[Frontis, t.p., dedic.] - [Text] - Note - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece is signed as engraved by Lasinio figlio; pl. [1] as engraved by C. Carlo Lasinio; [2] as designed by Gius. Valadier and drawn and engraved by Gio. Silvestri; [3] as drawn and engraved by Gio. Silvestri; pl. [4] is unsigned.

The work is dedicated by Gio. Rosini to Cavaliere Gio. Degli Alessandri.


Antonio Canova, ed. G. Pavanello [exhibition catalogue] (1992).

Summary Note

The author is not named, but the dedication carries the name of Gio. Rosini.

The frontispiece shows 'Clio di Antonio Canova'; pl. [1], 'Monumento Ad Antonio Canova in Venezia'; [2], 'Nell'Esequie di A. Canova nella Chiesa dei S.S. Apostoli'; [3], 'Per l'Esequie di A. Canova progettate nel Panteon'; [4], 'Possagno'.

Binding Note

19th-century red cloth-covered boards; red morocco spine-label lettered 'Rosini Saggio Di Canova. - Pisa. - 185.', spine lettered 'R.A.'

Name as Subject


Sculptors - Artists - Sculpture - Statues - Bas-reliefs - Italy - History - 18th century - Neoclassical
Art history - Biography - Italy - 19th century


Giovanni Rosini
Giovanni degli Alessandri, dedicatee
Antonio Canova, source artist
Giovanni Paolo Lasinio, engraver
Carlo Lasinio, engraver
Giuseppe Valadier, source artist
Giovanni Silvestri, draughtsman, engraver
Niccolò Capurro, publisher
Niccolò Capurro e C. (Pisa), publisher