Reproduction of a Neo-Classical Statue of Venus (Front (photographed in-situ))


The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

This statue is a copy of a famous marble statue created between 1817 and 1820 by the Italian Neoclassical sculptor, Antonio Canova, for Sir Thomas Hope. It represents Aphrodite/Venus being surprised at the moment of rising from her bath. She covers her right breast with her left hand and with her right hand pulls a garment over her pubic area. Her left knee is bent and her head is turned to the left. The statue is carved from Carrara marble. The surface has been roughened by weather and repolished by the Conservation Department.


  • Title: Reproduction of a Neo-Classical Statue of Venus (Front (photographed in-situ))
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: late 19th–early 20th century
  • Location Created: Europe (?)
  • Type: Mythological figure
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Marble
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 78.AL.41
  • Culture: Modern
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Sculpture (Visual Works)

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