(Busto Arsizio 1777-Milan 1815)
Aeneas wears his arms rushing into the vain defense of Troy, by now fallen
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 subjects, during his study sojourn in Rome, the painter-poet verifies the expressive possibilities of the subject of history in relation to the literary sources.