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Youth Drawing His Sword (Gladiator): M.10-1933

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Current Location: In storage


Youth Drawing His Sword (Gladiator)


Sculptor: Prieur, Barthélemy




Copper alloy, probably bronze. The nude youth strides forwards, his right leg in front, his right arm unsheathing a sword from a scabbard in his left hand. Both the sword and scabbard are now broken.


History note: Walters Collection Bearwood

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.6 cm
Length: 7.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933) by de Pass, Alfred A.


16th Century, Late-17th Century, Early#
Circa 1575 CE - Circa 1625 CE


Described as French, early 17th century by A. Radcliffe, 1980.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production

probably bronze Copper alloy

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Walters Collection Bearwood
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.10-1933
Primary reference Number: 13556
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_10_1933
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 November 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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