My grandpa fought for the country he loved. World War 1.
One of my very favorite sculptures, carved in marble.
Commissioned in 1787 and sculpted by Antonio Canova. The statue entered the Louve Museum in Paris in 1824.
Not to be missed, it is simply breathtaking.
You could also find the second version in Rome at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. And a plaster cast version in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
(There are small differences with each piece). I am partial to the original!
The love story is so beautiful as well.