A plaque to the great Neo-classical sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822) was erected on the wall of his house-studio on January 1st 1917.
The plaque was designed by the architect Cesare Bazzani and executed by Ettore Ferrari. The bronze bust is the work of Giuseppe Guastalla.
The plaque is dated '1 Gennaro MMDCLXX', in other words 2,670 years since the foundation of Rome (753 BCE).
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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