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Reclining Female Nude: M.1-1940

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Current Location: In storage


Reclining Female Nude


Sculptor: Despiau, Charles
Founder: Valsuani, C.




Bronze, cast, with dark brown patina, slightly polished. The reclining figure rests on her left elbow; the right knee is raised and the right hand and arm rest on it; the left leg, flat on the ground, is crossed under the other. The left elbow is raised on a pillow. The figure is attached to its base.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Frank Hindley Smith

Measurements and weight

Depth: 10.2 cm
Height: 16.1 cm
Length: 27.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1940) by Hindley Smith, Frank


20th Century, Early
Production date: AD 1922


Cast no. 3 of 10

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Visible Surface composed of patina

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting# : Bronze, cast, with dark brown patina, slightly polished

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: edition number

  • Text: 3/10
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: foundry stamp

  • Text: Cire perdue de Valsuani
  • Type: Stamp

Inscription present: sculptor's signature

  • Text: C. Despiau
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1940
Primary reference Number: 13575
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1940
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 16 March 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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