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Little Augustus: M.6-1980

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Little Augustus


Sculptor: Meadows, Bernard William
Holbein, Hans, the younger (After)




Abstract figurative sculpture of a standing male. Bronze with blue-black patina. Inscribed 'for Jane &/Andrew/Ritchie/1962/BM' and on top of the base 'M' in a circle

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Andrew Ritchie, in memory of her late husband

Measurements and weight

Height: 32.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1980) by Ritchie, Andrew Carnuff, Mrs


20th Century, third quarter#
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 1962


Bernard Meadows in conversation said that the bronze was loosely based on Holbein's famous portrait of Henry VIII


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 11.8 cm Height 32.5 cm Width 20.6 cm
Plinth Depth 9.8 cm Height 1.4 cm Width 13.3 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast, with blue-black patina

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: for Jane &/Andrew/Ritchie/1962/BM
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

Inscription present: M in a circle

  • Location: On top of the base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6-1980
Primary reference Number: 13408
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_6_1980
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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