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A marble bust surrounded by a garland of flowers: M.77-1973

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

A marble bust surrounded by a garland of flowers

Maker(s)

Miniaturist: Spaendonck, Gerard van
Miniaturist: Sauvage, Piat Joseph

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Description

Ivory and bodycolour portrait bust of under glass in metal gilt mount

Ivory and bodycolour portrait bust under glass in metal gilt mount. Circular, the profile of a woman facing left painted in grisaille on a black ground, surrounded by a wreath of flowers painted in bodycolour, which include roses, iris, narcissi, auriculas and morning glory. The slightly concave gilt metal mount has a chased inner border.

Notes

History note: From the collection of the Duchesse de Berry

Legal notes

Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973-04-06) by Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.

Dating

Late 18th century
Production date: AD 1778

School or Style

French

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Miniature composed of bodycolour ivory
Mount composed of metal
Surface Of Mount composed of gold
Cover composed of glass
Box And Lid Diameter 8.5 cm Height 0.6 cm

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: vaye et Van Spandonck. Le buste de la / (Ra)ine Marie-Antoinette, entouré d'une couronne / (?)e fleurs. Collection de la duchesse de Berry / peinture sure ivoire.)

  • Location: On the back of the portrait
  • Method of creation: Printed and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label
  • Text: 53
  • Location: On the back of the portrait
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.77-1973
Primary reference Number: 1996
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 18 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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