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

    Italy, the Magic Land Lilian Whiting
  • What would he not have given that Danneker or Canova could have seen her thus and modelled her!

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • Would you have allowed Miss Crotchet to sit for a model to Canova?

    Crotchet Castle Thomas Love Peacock
  • There is Aglietti, and were there nothing else, there is the immortality of Canova.

  • Rezia and Canova were placed in one, and Maroncelli and myself in the other.

  • You have not suffered even your gratitude to Canova to blind you to the superiority of Flaxman.

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • Rossini is the Canova of music, with much of the pretty, with nothing of the grand!

    Ernest Maltravers, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • In personal appearance Canova was not grand or very attractive.

  • There is a charming story told of him and the artist Canova.

    Venice Dorothy Menpes
  • I owe it to your own Gibson, as Gibson owed it before to Canova.

British Dictionary definitions for Canova


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