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Sculptures
Head of a Child
Medardo Rosso
Head of a Child

Several valuable sculptures are present in the collections of the Foundation.

The busts of Michele Fabris called Ongaro, the sketch of Letizia Bonaparte by Antonio Canova and the Head of a Child by Medardo Rosso are some of the most important pieces.

The seven marble busts by Ongaro were very important in the Venetian sculpture, as they were a bridge between the Baroque and Rococo periods. Traditionally they were known as Bravi in relation to the notorious Francesco Querini’s guards, and were attributed to Orazio Marinali. Critics have recently attributed them to Michele Fabris called Ongaro, one of the most important figures of Venetian sculpture in the second part of the Seventeenth century. According to a new theory, the busts represent some philosophers, a young student and a couple of saints, St. John the Evangelist and St. John the Baptist.

Also valuable is the clay preparatory version of Letizia Bonaparte, created in 1805 and donated to Giovanni Querini by Canova's half-brother, as we can read in a letter dated 24 February, 1857. The Canovian clay preparatory versions are among the first works of that type and the impressive Querinian version is among the best preserved.

There are also several sculptures acquired after the birth of the Foundation such as the   Head of a Childmade of wax by Medardo Rosso and acquired in 1947, and The Bather made of chalk by Alberto Viani.

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