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Cast relief

Cast relief

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1851 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    V&A Reproduction Department (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.1851-470

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The cast is one of 6 taken from the early Renaissance church in Venice - Santa Maria de' Miracoli. These casts were part of an extensive assemblage of 487 such fragments purchased in 1851, among the earliest casts acquired by the museum as "a collection originally made for the use of Schools of Design under the Direction of the Board of Trade". Later in the 1850s, when the collection was moved to South Kensington, the casts were supplemented with composite photographs of other, related pilasters, and around 1900 such casts were being displayed alongside photographs showing fuller views of the buildings from which the details were taken.

Physical description

This panel shows floral ornaments

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1851 (made)

Artist/maker

V&A Reproduction Department (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Dimensions

Length: 52 cm, Width: 33 cm, Depth: 5,3 cm, Weight: 5.9 kg

Object history note

The cast is one of 6 taken from the early Renaissance church in Venice - Santa Maria de' Miracoli. These casts were part of an extensive assemblage of 487 such fragments purchased in 1851, among the earliest casts acquired by the museum as "a collection originally made for the use of Schools of Design under the Direction of the Board of Trade". Later in the 1850s, when the collection was moved to South Kensington, the casts were supplemented with composite photographs of other, related pilasters, and around 1900 such casts were being displayed alongside photographs showing fuller views of the buildings from which the details were taken.

Descriptive line

Floral ornamental panel cast from architectural components of Santa Maria de'Miracoli, Venice, 19th century, from 15th century originals

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

Baker, Malcolm, and Brenda Richardson (eds.), A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: V&A Publications, 1999.

Materials

Plaster

Techniques

Casting

Subjects depicted

Floral ornament

Categories

Architecture; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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