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Relief - An Unidentified man

An Unidentified man

  • Object:

    Relief

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Coloured wax

  • Museum number:

    4302-1857

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bust of a man in coloured wax, in a circular wooden box, is by an unknown artist from Germany from the 17th century.

Physical description

Bust portrait of a man, modelled in coloured wax, in a circular turned wooden box.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Coloured wax

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.5 in box, Diameter: 6.2 cm inside frame

Object history note

Note on object card reads:
The string, by which it was attached to a frame, gave way; the portrait fell and broke into 3 pieces. Ordered to be repaired, 9.1. 1866. Broken again on the 25.1.1866, but details of breakage not stated on Police report.

Descriptive line

Bust of a man, coloured wax, Germany, early 17th century

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

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1857. In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 4.

Materials

Wax

Techniques

Modelled

Subjects depicted

Man

Categories

Sculpture; Portraits

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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