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on side of circular base: A.CANOVA. I.


Commissioned c. 1822/1823 as a copy of the original (which he owned) by Thomas Hope [1769-1831], Deepdene, near Dorking, Surrey; by inheritance to his son, Henry Thomas Hope [1808-1862], Deepdene; by inheritance to his wife, Adele Bichat Hope [d. 1884]; by inheritance to her grandson, Henry Francis Hope Pelham-Clinton Hope, 8th duke of Newcastle-under Lyne [1866-1941], Deepdene;[1] sold c.1912 through (Charles Davis, London) to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris);[2] sold October 1912 to William Andrews Clark [1839-1925], New York;[3] bequest 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History

The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 26 April - 16 July 1978, unnumbered catalogue, repro.


Carroll, Dana H. Catalogue of Objects of Fine Art and Other Properties at the Home of William Andrews Clark, 962 Fifth Avenue. Part I. Unpublished manuscript, n.d. (1925): 40.
Honour, Hugh. "Canova's Statues of Venus." The Burlington Magazine 114, no. 835 (October 1972): 667 n. 66.
Lewis, Douglas. “The Clark Copy of Antonio Canova’s Hope Venus in Washington, Corcoran Gallery of Art.” The William A. Clark Collection. Exh. cat. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1978: 105-115.
Watkin, David, and Philip Hewat-Jaboor, eds. Thomas Hope: Regency Designer. Exh. cat., Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, New York. New Haven and London, 2008: 142 fig. 8-14, 143-144, 149 nn. 69 and 70.
Bindman, David. “Thomas Hope as Collector of Canova." G. Ericani and F. Mazzocca , eds. Committenti e collezionisti di Canova. Atti dellla VIII settimana di Studi Canoviani, Studi Neoclassici (2013): 170-173.
Costarelli, Alessio. Canova e gli Inglesi. Milan, 2022: 184-187, 267.

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