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Statuette - Dancing boy

Dancing boy

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Florence (city) (made)

  • Date:

    second half 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Witte, Elias de (sculptor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster of Paris, coloured

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Plaster statuette of a dancing boy. He stands on his left foot on a hemispherical base, his left leg thrust back, naked except for a girdle; his right arm raised holding a bunch of leaves, his left arm outstretched with the stem.

Place of Origin

Florence (city) (made)


second half 16th century (made)


Witte, Elias de (sculptor)

Materials and Techniques

Plaster of Paris, coloured


Height: 19.5 cm

Descriptive line

Plaster statuette of a dancing boy, by Elias de Witte called Candido, Italy (Florence), second half 16th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 7

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Sculpture Collection

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