Sketch for the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II
Sketch in chalk for the central part of the frieze of the Altar of the Fatherland (Rome, Piazza Venezia). The central part shows a group of figures representing Rome and her sons make progress in the work. To the right and left respectively are groups showing The Plebiscite and the Breach in the Porta Pia. The work was never realized, as the sculpture was chosen as a member of the royal sub-commission and was therefore not able to participate in the competition. Canonica did, however, sculpt the marble statue representing the Tyrrhenian Sea on the Vittoriano Monument.
Masterpieces of the hall
The Room of the fireplace is so called because of its monumental fireplace in volcanic stone, created in 1581, which comes from Vetralla (in the region around Viterbo where the artist had a villa).