Antonio Canova

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Antonio Canova

52 artworks

Italian Neoclassical painter, draftsman, sculptor and architect

Born 11/1/1757 - Died 10/13/1822

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Cupid

Marble

Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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Venus and Mars

1816-1822

Marble

210 cms | 82 1/2 ins

Courtauld Institute Galleries, Strand, United Kingdom

Cupid and Psyche

1808

Marble

Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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Hebe

1800-1805

Marble

166 cms | 65 1/4 ins

Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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Dancer

1812

Marble

Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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The Vestal

1889

Marble

47.5 x 31.5 cms | 18 1/2 x 12 1/4 ins

Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution, London, United Kingdom

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Hebe

1795

Marble

163 x 69 cms | 64 x 27 ins

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, United Kingdom

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The Vestal

circa 1819-23

Marble

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, United States

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The Three Graces

1813-1816

Marble

Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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CANOVA, ANTONIO (1757—1822), Italian sculptor, was born on the 1st of November 1757, at Passagno, an obscure village situated amid the recesses of the hills of Asolo, where these form the last undulations of the Venetian Alps, as they subside into the plains of Treviso. At three years of age Canova was deprived of both parents, his father dying and his mother remarrying. Their loss, however, was compensated by the tender solicitude and care of his paternal grandfather and grandmother, the latter of whom lived to experience in her turn the kindest personal attention from her grandson, who, when he had the means, gave her an asylum in his house at Rome. His father and grandfather followed the occupation of stone-cutters or minor statuaries; and it is said that their family had for several ages supplied Passagno with members of that calling. As soon as Canova’s hand could hold a pencil, he was initiated into the principles of drawing by his grandfather Pasino. The latter possessed some knowledge both of drawing and of architecture, designed well, and showed considerable taste in the execution of ornamental warks. He was greatly attached to his art; and upon his young charge he looked as one who was to perpetuate, not only the family name, but also the family profession ...