Canova sculpture of Mary Magdalene up for sale in London

Canova’s ‘Magdalene Recumbent’ is up for auction in London

One of Canova’s last completed sculptures fell into obscurity during the 20th century. It was found in the 1960s in the overgrown front garden of an antique dealer’s home. Now, this discovery ‘of fundamental importance for the history of art’ is offered for sale at Christie’s in London.

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