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Inscription

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

Provenance

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
1978
The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 26 April - 16 July 1978, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Bibliography
1925
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 Part I. Unpublished manuscript, n.d. (1925): 40.
1972
Honour, Hugh. "Canova's Statues of Venus." The Burlington Magazine 114, no. 835 (October 1972): 667 n. 66.