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Tomb of Antonio Canova

Tomb of Antonio CanovaAfter the death of Antonio Canova, which took place October 13, 1822, his body was buried in Possagno (his hometown), while her heart was placed in an urn of porphyry kept at the Accademia in Venice. At the behest of Count Leopoldo Cicognara the monument was erected in the Basilica dei Frari with a model of one designed by Canova himself to Titian. The heart of the sculptor here was deposed in 1827.

  • Artwork: Monument to Antonio Canova.
  • Artist/Author: Antonio Bosa, Giuseppe Fabris, Rinaldo Rinaldi, Bartolomeo Ferrari, Luigi Zandomeneghi and Jacopo De Martini.
  • Date: 1822-27
  • Artistic Technique: Sculpture
  • Location: Left aisle (number 3). See church plan.
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