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Atlas: M.10-1953

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Production: Unknown (Uncertain)




Bronze, cast, and gilt. Atlas kneels on his left knee, his head bent down to support on his neck and shoulders a crystal globe, which he holds with both hands.


History note: Henry Harris Collection; His Sale, Sotheby's, 24 October 1950, The Henry Harris Collection, Catalogue of the celebrated collection of bronzes, sculpture, paintings and works of art of the Italian Renaissance, p. 15, lot 70; bought by A. Spero (£62); purchased by Marmaduke Langdale Horn, Stoke Charity, near Winchester.

Legal notes

Marmaduke Langdale Horn Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 13.8 cm
Height: 23.8 cm
Width: 12 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1953) by Horn, Marmaduke Langdale


18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - 1800 CE


A supporting figure for a casket or inkstand, adapted as Atlas by the addition of the crystal ball.

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Finish composed of gilt
Globe composed of quartz crystal
Figure composed of bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast, and gilt, with rock crystal globe

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.10-1953
Primary reference Number: 13950
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_10_1953
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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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