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Youth with Swan
Carrara marble. 1808
Álvarez Cubero, José
Youth with Swan
Carrara marble. 1808
Álvarez Cubero, José

A handsome youth feeds a swan that he his holding by its neck. Intended as an ornamental piece, Álvarez combines his taste for the dynamic forms of Greek sculpture with the polished, matt finis [+]

Ferdinand VII
Carrara marble. Ca. 1825
Álvarez Cubero, José
Ferdinand VII
Carrara marble. Ca. 1825
Álvarez Cubero, José

Álvarez Cubero trained in Rome, and in 1816 was appointed Court Sculptor by King Ferdinand. Because he was Spain’s leading exponent of Neoclassical art, he was known as “the Spanish Canova”. In [+]

The Composer Gioacchino Rossini
Carrara marble. 1820 - 1827
Álvarez Cubero, José
The Composer Gioacchino Rossini
Carrara marble. 1820 - 1827
Álvarez Cubero, José

Rossini (1792-1868), one of the great nineteenth-century Italian composers, was best known for his operas, many of them in the opera buffa style. Alvarez expressively conveys the composer’s highly-ind [+]

Diana
Carrara marble. 1809 - 1815
Álvarez Cubero, José
Diana
Carrara marble. 1809 - 1815
Álvarez Cubero, José

This sculpture in the Classical style depicts Diana, the Roman goddess of nature, forests and the hunt, armed with her traditional attributes -a bow and an arrow which she is delicately removing from [+]

The Defence of Zaragoza
Carrara marble. 1818 - 1825
Álvarez Cubero, José
The Defence of Zaragoza
Carrara marble. 1818 - 1825
Álvarez Cubero, José

This is the most important work by the artist known as the “Spanish Canova”, in reference to the great master of Neo-classical sculpture, Antonio Canova, who was Álvarez Cubero’s master. The gr [+]

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