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Diane Chasseresse: M.3-1986

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Diane Chasseresse
(Bust of Diana the Huntress)


Sculptor: Falguière, Jean Alexandre Joseph
Founder: Thiébaut Frères




Bronze, cast, idealised bust of Diana, Roman goddess of the hunt, supported on a dark red marble socle.

Legal notes

Given by C.N.P. Powell, Esq., DSO, OBE, FRSL. MA, through the Friends of the Fitzwilliam

Measurements and weight

Height: 35.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1986) by Powell, C. N. Peter


20th Century, Early
Circa 1906 CE - Circa 1926 CE


The bust was derived from the a full-length sculpture which Falguière exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1882. The model enjoyed great popularity and the bust was reproduced many times in at least three different sizes and in different materials, including bronze, terracotta, and plaster. The bust was edited in bronze by the Paris-based foundry, Thiébaut Frères. The foundry mark on the present bust indicates that it was produced by Charles Fumière, probably between 1906 and 1926 when he edited bronzes under the name 'Thiébaut Frères (Fumière et Cie successeur).

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Socle composed of marble ( dark red)
Bust composed of bronze
Plinth Depth 11.1 cm Height 10.2 cm Width 11.2 cm
Sculpture Depth 17.2 cm Height 25.8 cm Width 22.4 cm

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A. Falguiere
  • Location: Outside left shoulder at back
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 16159
  • Location: Under right shoulder
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Type: Stamp

Inscription present: stamped with circular founder's mark, and round the outside and across the middle THIEBAUT FRES PARIS

  • Location: On support at back
  • Method of creation: Stamp
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-1986
Primary reference Number: 13752
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_3_1986
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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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