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Juno: C.889-2016

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)




Manufacturer: Copeland
Sculptor: Malempré, Louis-Auguste
Distributor: Crystal Palace Art Union




History note: The estate of G. D. V. Glynn

Legal notes

Accepted by H. M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax from the estate of G. D. V. Glynn, and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 33.5 cm
Length: 18.2 cm
Width: 15.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England
  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2016-01-25) by H.M. Government


Mid 19th century
Production date: AD 1865


After an original in the Museo Nazionale, Rome. This is the smaller of two versions of this bust of Juno. The larger version, 63.5 cm high, modelled by W. Theed, was displayed by Copeland in the Great Exhibition of 1851. Louis Auguste Malempré (c. 1820-1888) was born in Antwerp, but spent much of his life in London. He worked in Theed's studio. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1852 and 1879.

School or Style


Components of the work

Base Length 10 cm

Materials used in production

Parian (porcelain)

Techniques used in production

Slip casting

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: MALEMPRE. Copio. 1865.
  • Location: Reverse of shoulders of bust
  • Method of creation: Marked
  • Type: Name
  • Location: On lower part of reverse of bust
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: in small letters

  • Text: COPELAND/Y
  • Location: At bottom of reverse of bust
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: circular white paper stick-on label

  • Text: 177.
  • Location: On underside of socle
  • Method of creation: Typed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.889-2016
Primary reference Number: 215891
Old number: 177
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 25 May 2017 Updated: Tuesday 13 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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