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On display at V&A South Kensington
Sculpture, Room 24, The Dorothy and Michael Hintze Galleries

Henrietta Anderson-Pelham (died 1813)

Bust
1810 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This bust of Henrietta Anderson-Pelham forms a pair with that of her husband Charles (Museum no. A.119-1929), whom she married in 1806. Both busts stand on their original wood plinths. A variant dated 1808 is at Brocklesby Park, Lincolnshire, the ancestral home of the Yarboroughs. The present bust may have been shown at the Royal Academy in 1810.
Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823) was a prolific sculptor of portrait busts and operated a thriving workshop in London. Many of his busts are in the classical style, with loose drapery and antique hairstyles. He spent eight years in Rome from 1762 to 1770, where he worked with Bartolomeo Cavaceppi restoring and copying antique marbles. One of these copies, his group of Castor and Pollux, is in the Museum's collection (Museum no. A.59-1940).


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Bust
  • Pedestal
Materials and Techniques
Marble
Brief Description
Bust, marble, Henrietta Anderson-Pelham (d.1813), wife of Charles Anderson-Pelham, later 1st Earl of Yarborough , by Joseph Nollekens, England, 1810.
Physical Description
Marble bust of Henrietta Anderson-Pelham (died 1813). The face is half turned to the left, the left shoulder is bare, the rest is covered by classical drapery. The marble is slightly discoloured on the neck.
Dimensions
  • Height: 65.5cm
Gallery Label
  • Joseph Nollekens (1737–1823) Bust of Henrietta Anderson-Pelham (died 1813) Signed and dated 1810 Nollekens was a prolific sculptor of portrait busts. He had worked in Rome and many of his portraits are in the classical style. This bust of Henrietta Anderson-Pelham forms a pair with that of her husband Charles, displayed nearby. They were married in 1806 but their life together was cut short when Henrietta died in 1813. London Marble Formerly in the Yarborough collection(19/05/2021)
  • Joseph Nollekens 1737–1823 Bust of Henrietta Pelham Signed and dated 1810 This bust of Henrietta Pelham forms a pair with that of her husband Charles, displayed nearby. She married in 1806 and died in 1813. Nollekens was a prolific sculptor of portrait busts. He had worked in Rome and many of his portraits are in the classical style. London Marble, on the original wooden plinth Formerly in the Yarborough collection Museum no. A.120-1929
Object history
From the collection of Lord Yarborough. Sold together with seventeen other portrait busts by Nollekens at Christie's, 11th July 1929, lot 160; purchased by Messrs Alfred Spero and Kerin Ltd, 9 Clifford Street, New Bond Street, London for £37 16s. Purchased by the Museum with its contemporary pedestal from Messrs Alfred Spero and Kerin Ltd in 1929 for £37 16s.

Subject depicted
Summary
This bust of Henrietta Anderson-Pelham forms a pair with that of her husband Charles (Museum no. A.119-1929), whom she married in 1806. Both busts stand on their original wood plinths. A variant dated 1808 is at Brocklesby Park, Lincolnshire, the ancestral home of the Yarboroughs. The present bust may have been shown at the Royal Academy in 1810.

Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823) was a prolific sculptor of portrait busts and operated a thriving workshop in London. Many of his busts are in the classical style, with loose drapery and antique hairstyles. He spent eight years in Rome from 1762 to 1770, where he worked with Bartolomeo Cavaceppi restoring and copying antique marbles. One of these copies, his group of Castor and Pollux, is in the Museum's collection (Museum no. A.59-1940).
Associated Object
A.119-1929 (Pair)
Bibliographic References
  • Lord, J. Joseph Nollekens and Lord Yarborough: documents and drawings. Burlihgton Magazine. CXXX, 1988. pp. 918, n. 25
  • Bilbey, Diane and Trusted Marjorie. British Sculpture 1470 to 2000. A Concise Catalogue of the Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum. London, 2002. pp. 100-101. cat. no. 136.
Collection
Accession Number
A.120&A-1929

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