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Model - Christ at the Column
  • Christ at the Column
    Troger, Simon, born 1683 - died 1768
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Christ at the Column

  • Object:

    Model

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (southern, made)

  • Date:

    1730-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Troger, Simon, born 1683 - died 1768 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Boxwood, with a later pale green colour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr A. G. B. Russell

  • Museum number:

    A.205-1946

  • Gallery location:

    Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery, case 3, shelf 1

When planning a new work, the sculptor usually made preliminary drawings and then a model. The models sometimes formed part of his contract with the patron. They could be rough or detailed, large or small, and were made in clay, terracotta, wood and wax. The rough, faceted surface indicates that the piece was left unfinished. It was probably a first sketch model for a larger figure .The rough, faceted surface indicates that this piece was left unfinished. It was probably a first sketch model for a larger figure.

Place of Origin

Germany (southern, made)

Date

1730-1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Troger, Simon, born 1683 - died 1768 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Boxwood, with a later pale green colour

Descriptive line

Model, boxwood, Christ at the Column, Simon Troger?, Southern Germany, ca. 1730-50

Materials

Boxwood

Categories

Sculpture; Christianity

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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