Plaster; 31 1/2 x 18 1/8 x 25 5/8 in. (80 x 46 x 65 cm). Gypsotheca e Museo Antonio Canova, Possagno, Italy.
In the final
modella, Canova produced a more finished model. Here, the figure’s armor is highly decorated. The artist replaced the crown and scepter, seen in the second bozzetto, with a sword and baton more appropriate for a republican statesman. The words on the tablet are also reordered: PATRIA / LIBERTAS / ET LEX (Homeland, Liberty, and Law).