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[kuh-noh-vuh; Italian kah-naw-vah] /kəˈnoʊ və; Italian kɑˈnɔ vɑ/
[ahn-taw-nyaw] /ɑnˈtɔ nyɔ/ (Show IPA),
1757–1822, Italian sculptor. Unabridged
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  • Possagno: an obscure village situated amongst the hills of Asolo, famous as the birthplace of Canova, the sculptor.

    The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe
  • Rezia and Canova were placed in one, and Maroncelli and myself in the other.

  • Pauline was pronounced by Canova to be the most peerless model of grace and beauty in all Europe.

    Joseph Bonaparte John S. C. Abbott
  • You have not suffered even your gratitude to Canova to blind you to the superiority of Flaxman.

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • While in Rome, he also painted a portrait of Canova which he presented to the Pope.

  • Are such works as those of Canova and Thorwaldsen no longer created?

    Italy, the Magic Land Lilian Whiting
  • A small bronze statue of Canova's "Madeleine" was on a table in the middle of the room.

    Rene Mauperin Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  • What would he not have given that Danneker or Canova could have seen her thus and modelled her!

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • It is on record that Dante fell in love at the age of nine, Canova at five, and Alfieri at ten.

  • There is Aglietti, and were there nothing else, there is the immortality of Canova.

British Dictionary definitions for Canova


/Italian kaˈnɔːva/
Antonio (anˈtɔːnjo). 1757–1822, Italian neoclassical sculptor
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