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Bust - Heraclitus


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Venice (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1st half of the 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. F.D. Lycett-Green through Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Grand Entrance, Room 60

This marble bust was probably made in the first hale of the 18th century Italy. This represents Heraclitus, a philosopher shown as an old man. The theme is common in the 18th century.

Physical description

Bust in marble of Heraclitus shown as an old man with loose hair and beard, the head cast down is turned to the right, tears flow from his eyes. A rough skin cloak is carried over his left shoulder and caught under the breast with rope. The right shoulder exposed.

Place of Origin

Venice (possibly, made)


1st half of the 18th century (made)



Descriptive line

Bust, marble, of Heraclitus, Italian, 18th century

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

Guerriero, S. La alterne fortune dei marmi: busti, teste di carattere e altre 'scoulture moderne' nelle collezioni veneziane tra Sei e Settecento. In: La scultura veneta del Seicento e del Settecento. Venezia, 2002. pp. 73-149. esp. p. 85. fig. 34 on p. 120.




Sculpture; Portraits


Sculpture Collection

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