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Apollo Belvedere: M.4-1854

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Apollo Belvedere


Founder: uncertain (Uncertain)




Bronze statuette after the ancient Roman marble statue of the Apollo Belvedere in the Vatican, Rome.


History note: Commissioned in Rome in 1830 by the donor

Legal notes

Given by Thomas James Ireland, MA

Measurements and weight

Height: 32.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Rome ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1854-10-27) by Ireland, Thomas James


19th Century, second quarter#
Production date: circa AD 1830


The present bronze bears a close resemblance to statuettes of the Apollo Belvedere produced in Rome in the late 18th century by Giacomo (c. 1731-1785) and Giovanni Zoffoli (c. 1754-1805), such as those now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (A.12-1974) and Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (NMSk 331). The Zoffoli ran a thriving business, producing small bronze copies of famous works of sculpture for the Grand Tour market. As the present bronze is said to have been commissioned by the donor in Rome in c. 1830, it cannot have been produced by the Zoffoli, as Giacomo had died in 1785 and Giovanni died in 1805.

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Core composed of plaster
Plinth Depth 15.3 cm Height 9.8 cm Width 15.2 cm
Sculpture Depth 20.2 cm Height 32.2 cm Width 22.3 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast, figure cast separately from circular base.

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1854
Primary reference Number: 13807
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_4_1854
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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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