They had purchased this work 20 years ago, to embellish the corner of their private garden with its gentle shapes and the delicacy of marble.
Too bad that this work is an absolute masterpiece by the master Canova, lost over the years.
“La maddalena lying” is one of the master’s last works before his death.
It was commissioned by the then British minister, but then put up for auction. Since then, the sculpture has passed from hand to hand until the total loss of its traces, until it was purchased by its last owners, who were delighted by its beauty, and decided to contact an art expert.