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Torso of a Young Woman: M.4-1959

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Torso of a Young Woman


Sculptor: Legros, Alphonse




Bronze, cast. Nude female torso, hips tilted, right leg forwards. Torso is truncated at the neck, the upper arms, above the right knee, and below the left knee. Cast in one piece with a square base.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by G.J.F. Knowles

Measurements and weight

Height: 21 in

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1959) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton


19th Century, Late-20th Century, Early#
Victoria or Edward VII
After 1890 CE - 1911 CE


Legros came to London in 1863, and became a naturalised British citizen in 1881. A plaster model for this torso dated 1890 is in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 13.7 cm Height 47.7 cm Width 13.1 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1959
Primary reference Number: 13640
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_4_1959
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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