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

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Current Location: In storage


Self-portrait of Philippe-Laurent Roland


Sculptor: Roland, Philippe-Laurent




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.


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

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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


Louis XVI
18th Century, Late
Circa 1780 CE - Circa 1790 CE


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


  • Sculpture UK

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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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 August 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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