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St John the Baptist: MAR.M.201-1912

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Current Location: In storage


St John the Baptist


Sculptor: Sansovino, Jacopo (Jacopo d'Antonio Tatti) (In the style of)
Founder: Unknown (Uncertain)




Bronze with black patina; slightly polished. The figure stands with the weight of the body resting on the right leg and the left leg bent forwards. The bearded head looks down to the left, his right arm raised in front of his chest and pointing to the right. His left arm and shoulder are bare and his left hand holds a book. The mantle, worn over a coat of skins, swirls over his left leg above the knee, leaving bare the lower part of both legs, and falls to the ground at the back. It stands on a shallow square bronze base, mounted on a marble plinth.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


17th or 18th Century
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1800 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Plinth Depth 6.2 cm Height 1.1 cm Width 6.2 cm
Sculpture Depth 7 cm Height 23.5 cm Width 9.4 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast, patinated black and polished

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.201-1912
Primary reference Number: 13818
External ID: CAM_CCF_MAR_M_201_1912
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 14 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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