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; sold c.1912 through (Charles Davis, London) to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold October 1912 to William Andrews Clark [1839-1925], New York; bequest 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.
- 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 Part I. Unpublished manuscript, n.d. (1925): 40.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.