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Relief - Putti with a ram
  • Putti with a ram
    Collins, William, born 1721 - died 1793
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Putti with a ram

  • Object:

    Relief

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    c.1761 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Collins, William, born 1721 - died 1793 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    White marble in a gilt wood frame

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Jones

  • Museum number:

    1176-1882

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This whitte marble relief depicts a group of putti playing with a ram. One cupid holds the ram's head, while another hoists his companion on to the ram's back. Though attributed to Joseph Nollekens on acquisition it seems instead that this work dates from about 1761 and is the work of William Collins or perhaps Henry Cheere.
Collins (1721-1793) was apprenticed to Henry Cheere, and was also a close neighbour and friend of John Cheere.

Physical description

Relief. white marble group of putti playing with a ram. One cupid holds the ram's head, while another hoists his companion on to the ram's back.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

c.1761 (made)

Artist/maker

Collins, William, born 1721 - died 1793 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

White marble in a gilt wood frame

Dimensions

Height: 73 cm, Width: 46 cm

Object history note

John Jones Bequest in 1882. Previously attributed to Joseph Nollekens.

Descriptive line

Relief, white marble in a gilt wood frame, putti with a ram, attributed to William Collins, England, ca.1761

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

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1882. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1883. pp. 112
Catalogue of the Jones Bequest. 1924. II, No. 392
Bilbey, Diane with Trusted, Marjorie. British Sculpture 1470 to 2000. A Concise Catalogue of the Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: V& A Publications, 2002. p. 69
c.f. Clay, A, Morris, E, Penketh, S, Stevens, T. British Sculpture in the Lady Lever Art Gallery. Liverpool: National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, 1999. pp. 2-3

Production Note

previously attributed to Joseph Nollekens

Materials

White marble

Techniques

Gilding

Subjects depicted

Putti; Ram

Categories

Sculpture; Reliefs

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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