The Hope Venus, by Antonio Canova (1757-1822). 1817-1820. Marble. H 177 x W 52 x D 70 cm. Collection: Leeds Art Gallery. Accession no. LEEAG.SC.1959.0021.0003; gifted by Mrs D. U. McGrigor Phillips, 1959. Photo credit: Leeds Museums and Art Gallery. The name given to this sculoture, which is seen here from three different angles, comes from the original purchaser, the banker and collector Thomas Hope, who commissioned it in 1816-17.

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Bryant, Julius. "Eccentric Pioneers?Patrons of Modern Sculpture for Britain c.1790." Burning Bright: Essays in Honour of David Bindman. Edited by Diana Dethloff et al. London: UCL Press, 2015.

The Hope Venus. Art UK. 18 December 2022.

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