Plaster Cast

ca. 1505 (made), ca. 1868 (cast)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Medieval & Renaissance, Room 64b, The Simon Sainsbury Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This figure is a plaster cast copy taken from a statue in the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London. Ninety-five of the original images of saints remain in-situ, representing the most important surviving example of early sixteenth-century architectural sculpture in England. Casts like these were intended to provide easy access to great works of art, providing models for architects and craftspeople to study at a time when there was renewed interest in medieval art.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Plaster cast
Brief Description
Plaster cast of St Hugh of Lincoln, from Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey, ca. 1505, cast by Domenico Brucciani, ca. 1868
Physical Description
St Hugh of Lincoln in episcopal garments perusing a book, at his feet is a swan.
Dimensions
  • Height: 94cm
  • Width: 33.5cm
  • Depth: 33cm
  • Weight: 22.16kg
Summary
This figure is a plaster cast copy taken from a statue in the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London. Ninety-five of the original images of saints remain in-situ, representing the most important surviving example of early sixteenth-century architectural sculpture in England. Casts like these were intended to provide easy access to great works of art, providing models for architects and craftspeople to study at a time when there was renewed interest in medieval art.
Collection
Accession Number
REPRO.1868-67

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record createdDecember 4, 2006
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