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Standing Youth, known as Narcissus: M.3-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Standing Youth, known as Narcissus


Production: Prieur, Barthélemy (School of)




Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast, mounted on a red porphyry pedestal. Figure of nude youth standing with his arms raised and folded above his head. Light red-brown patina, polished. Three small patches in the legs - two are missing.


History note: 1904: Winter Exhibition at R.A., Catalogue. no. 3. Case I, p. 52). William Newall Collection; His Sale, Christie's, London, 27 June, 1922, lot 71; bought by Durlacher (£168); bequeathed by L.D. Cunliffe, 1938.

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L.D. Cunliffe Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham


17th Century, first half#
Circa 1600 - 1650


Formerly attributed to Francesco da Sant 'Agata. See Bode (1907) Pl. LXXX; article on Francesco da Sant' Agata in ''Kunst und Kunstler'' Vol. VI (1907), p. 61-8.

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People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Pedestal composed of porphyry ( red)

Materials used in production

probably bronze Copper alloy

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast, patinated, and polished, mounted on a red porphyry pedestal

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-1938
Primary reference Number: 13574
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_3_1938
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 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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