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Seated Female Nude Torso: M.4-1947

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Seated Female Nude Torso


Goscombe John, Sir William (Sculptor)


Bronze, cast, with bronze patina. Seated on a rudely moulded plinth; the upper part of the nude torso is slightly turned to the left. Smooth surface modelling in the front and a rough surface treatment at the back of the figure. Signed across the back of the plinth.


History note: Given by the sculptor to Sir Edmund Gosse (1849-1928); gift of Dr Philip Gosse, the son of Sir Edmund

Legal notes

Given by Dr Phillip Gosse

Measurements and weight

Height: 7 3/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1947) by Gosse, Philip, Dr


Late 19th-1st half 20th Century
Circa 1880 CE - 1952 CE

School or Style

New Sculpture Movement

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 14 cm Height 18.8 cm Width 9.1 cm
Plinth Torso

Materials used in production

brown patina Bronze

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W Goscombe John
  • Location: On back of the plinth
  • Method of creation: Incised in original model
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1947
Primary reference Number: 12410
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_4_1947
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 16 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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