Canova Lions

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Canova Lions
The Canova Lions.jpg
One of the sculptures in 2017
ArtistAntonio Canova
Year1792 (1792)
LocationCorcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38°53′45.2″N 77°2′22.5″W / 38.895889°N 77.039583°W / 38.895889; -77.039583Coordinates: 38°53′45.2″N 77°2′22.5″W / 38.895889°N 77.039583°W / 38.895889; -77.039583

The Canova Lions, located in front of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., are copies of a pair of lions sculpted by Antonio Canova in 1792 for the tomb of Pope Clement XIII[1] in St Peter's in Rome. The originals were sculpted from marble; these were cast in bronze from molds of the originals. The pieces were installed in 1860.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Monument to Clement XIII". Archived from the original on July 2, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Canova Lions". Museum Without Walls. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 21, 2012.
  3. ^ "Corcoran Gallery of Art Lions – Washington, D.C." Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2014.

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