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Major William Clunes, died 1829Major William Clunes, died 1829 Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (1864 - 1932)Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (1864 - 1932) Diana and ActaeonDiana and Actaeon St Peter PenitentSt Peter Penitent An Old Woman Cooking EggsAn Old Woman Cooking Eggs Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778) The Sacrament of PenanceThe Sacrament of Penance The StormThe Storm Diego Martelli (1839 - 1896)Diego Martelli (1839 - 1896) The Three Graces (Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia)The Three Graces (Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia)

Antonio Canova

The Three Graces (Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia)

"I'm a great admirer of Canova's work; he had such an amazing ability to carve soft and silken skin out of a hard and unyielding material. This piece shows true respect and love of the female form; one that I find highly inspirational in my own work."

Rankin, photographer

  • Credits Purchased jointly with the Victoria & Albert Museum with the aid of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund, Paul Getty II, Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza and public donations 1994
  • Medium Marble
  • Size Maximum dimensions: 173.00 x 97.20 x 75.00 cm (Outer crate size: 158.00 x 100.00 x 241.00 cm; total packed weight: 1112 kg; height of plinth: 105.00 cm))