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The Sculptor: M.5-1988

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Sculptor


Sculptor: Dalou, Aimé-Jules
Founder: Hébrard, Adrien-A.




Bronze. The nude sculptor leans forward, his right foot and arm resting on a large rock. He holds a hammer in his right hand and a chisel in his left, and looks forward.

Legal notes

Given by Lady Proctor in memory of Sir Dennis Proctor

Measurements and weight

Height: 27.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1988) by Lady Proctor


20th Century, Early
Production date: after AD 1907 : Modelled c. 1894-95, cast after 1907


After a terracotta maquette of Dalou's self-portrait as 'The Sculptor' for the stone monument to Jean Charles Alphand, Avenue Foch, Paris, inaugurated on 14 December, 1899.

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 12.4 cm Height 27.8 cm Width 20.2 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast and patinated

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: DALOU
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: founder's mark of A.A. Hébrard

  • Text: M
  • Type: Mark
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-1988
Primary reference Number: 13758
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_5_1988
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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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