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Statuette - Academy Award presented to Paul Scofield
  • Academy Award presented to Paul Scofield
    Gibbons, Cedric, born 1893 - died 1960
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Academy Award presented to Paul Scofield

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Chicago (made)

  • Date:

    10/04/1967 (awarded)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gibbons, Cedric, born 1893 - died 1960 (designer)
    Stanley, George, born 1903 - died 1973 (sculptor)
    R.S. Owens & Company (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold plated britannium

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Martin Scofield

  • Museum number:

    S.706-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Academy Award statuette, known as an Oscar, awarded to Paul Scofield for his performance as Sir Thomas More in the film A Man for all Seasons adapted by Robert Bolt from his own stage play and directed by Fred Zinneman. The film won a total of six awards at the 1966 Oscar Ceremony, held on 10 April 1967: Best Actor, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design and Best Picture.

Physical description

Gold plated Academy Award statuette.

Place of Origin

Chicago (made)

Date

10/04/1967 (awarded)

Artist/maker

Gibbons, Cedric, born 1893 - died 1960 (designer)
Stanley, George, born 1903 - died 1973 (sculptor)
R.S. Owens & Company (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Gold plated britannium

Dimensions

Height: 33 cm ca.

Object history note

Paul Scofield didn't collect the Oscar in person and instead chose to have it mailed. It arrived broken and he asked his gardener to fix.

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Academy Award (Oscar) statuette, awarded to Paul Scofield for his performance in the film A Man for all Seasons, directed by Fred Zinneman, 1966

Techniques

Casting; Plating

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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