Venere DI Canova, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Pensive Travellers
S 34° 55.277 E 138° 36.032
54H E 280812 N 6133058
Quick Description: Venere DI Canova, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Location: South Australia, Australia
Date Posted: 6/30/2008 11:07:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM439E
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 40

Long Description:
This statue is located on North Terrace in the city of Adelaide.

The following description is an abstract taken from the Adelaide Review:

"The life-sized marble sculpture of a partly-draped woman in the North Terrace gardens is a copy of the famous Italian Venus (Venere italica) by the 18th-century Italian sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822). It was donated to the city in 1892 by W. A. Horn MP, who was concerned to ensure that the young city be aware of its European cultural roots."

Adelaide Review URL: (visit link)

It is said that this was Adelaide's first statue. I discovered it whilst on a lazy Sunday afternoon walk through the streets of Adelaide.
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Venere DI Canova

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Antonio Canova (original)

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1892

Materials used: marble

Location: North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia

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