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Self-portrait of Philippe-Laurent Roland: M.6-2004

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Self-portrait of Philippe-Laurent Roland

Maker(s)

Roland, Philippe-Laurent (Sculptor)

Description

Bust. Terracotta, on circular marble socle. The sitter faces front with his head turned slight towards his right, looking towards the right. He wears a wig with curls at the sides, and a long queue tied with a ribbon. The truncation is semi-circular.

Notes

History note: The Comtesse de Boissieu-Durfort, Château de Mello near Senlis, France; Daniel Katz Ltd., 13 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4SX from whom purchased

Legal notes

Purchased with the Boscawen Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 52.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2004-06-07) by Daniel Katz Ltd

Dating

Louis XVI
Late 18th century
Circa 1780 CE - Circa 1790 1790 CE

Note

This is a rare example of a self-portrait by a sculptor. It was the model for a marble bust which remained in the possession of the sculptor’s family until 1901, and is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (1998.64).

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Bust: composed of terracotta Socle: composed of white marble Terracotta: Height 39.5 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6-2004
Primary reference Number: 108003
Entry form: 612
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_6_2004
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 June 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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