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Seated Goddess: M.18-1950

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Current Location: In storage


Seated Goddess


Workshop: Severo di Ravenna (Attributed to)




Brass, cast, chased, and slightly polished. The nymph is seated on a tree stump her left hand resting on a branch behind her, and her right hand holding an apple.

Brass, cast, chased, and slightly polished. Nymph (Venus), seated on a tree stump chased with foliage, her left hand on a branch behind her and her right hand holding an apple, her left leg crossed over her right knee. The lower part of the body is partially draped. Smooth slightly polished brown patina. Mounted on a marble plinth, decorated with geometrical design in coloured marbles.


History note: Henry Harris Collection, London, by 1930 when lent by him to the Royal Academy's Exhibition of Italian Art 1200-1900; His Sale, Sotheby's, London, 24 October 1950, 'The Henry Harris Collection. Catalogue of the celebrated collection of bronzes, sculpture, paintings and works of art of the Renaissance', lot 98, bt Alfred Spero (£360); purchased with the Leverton Harris Fund, 1950.

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Bought with the Leverton Harris Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Ravenna ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1950) by Sotheby's


16th Century, first half#
Circa 1500 CE - 1550 CE


Attributed to the workshop of Severo Calzetta (also called Severo da Ravenna), active 1496, died before 1543. Paduan, first half of 16th century, by A. Radcliffe, 1980.

Previously attributed to Antico (Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi, born c. 1460 - worked in Mantua - died 1528).

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People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Figure composed of brass (alloy) Height 19.4 cm Length 11.5 cm
Plinth composed of marble

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.18-1950
Primary reference Number: 13914
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_18_1950
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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