Bust of Napoleon

Antonio CanovaFirst half of the 18th Century

Fondazione Museo Glauco Lombardi

Fondazione Museo Glauco Lombardi
Parma, Italy

The plaster, coming from the heirs of the engraver Paolo Toschi together with the herm of Maria Luigia (inv. 2532), takes up a similar marble work by Canova as well as being in evident relationship with the large statue depicting Napoleon as the peacemaker Mars today in London ( Apsley House).
The work in 1814 was saved from destruction because, as the still visible writing "AUGUSTO" indicates, it was transformed into the head of the Roman emperor and included among the models for use by students at the Academy of Fine Arts in Parma.


  • Title: Bust of Napoleon
  • Creator: Antonio Canova
  • Date Created: First half of the 18th Century
  • Location: Atrio piano terra, Museo Glauco Lombardi
  • Location Created: Paolo Toschi collection
  • Physical Dimensions: height: cm. 92
  • Type: Sculptures
  • Rights: Fondazione Museo Glauco Lombardi
  • Medium: Plaster
  • Inventory number: 2531

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