Giuseppe Bossi

(Busto Arsizio 1777-Milan 1815) 

Aeneas wears his arms rushing into the vain defense of Troy, by now fallen

1795-1800 circa 

Pencil, brownish ink pen, grey ink watercolor on paper, 352 x 480 mm

On the verso traces of pencil 

Provenance: Italy, private collection

In dialogue with the models of Canova’s reliefs of Virgilian subjectsduring his study sojourn in Rome, the painter-poet verifies the expressive possibilities of the subject of history in relation to the literary sources. 

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