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Head of Nigel Cameron (1920-2017): M.9-2017

Object information


Head of Nigel Cameron (1920-2017)


Frink, Elisabeth (Sculptor)


Hand-built plaster, mounted on a wooden cub


History note: Commissioned by Nigel Cameron (1920-2017) from Elisabeth Frink (1930-93) on 8 January 1953; made between 20 January and 14 April 1953; delivered to Cameron on 22 May 1953; sent to Hong Kong in 1964 when nose was damaged in transit; sent back to Frink for repair to nose in July 1992 and returned to Hong Kong at end of 1992.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Nigel Cameron

Measurements and weight

Height: 38 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2017-11-20) by Cameron, Nigel


Mid 20th century
1953-01 CE - 1953-05 CE


The head was made during nineteen 1 1/2 hour sittings at Chelsea Art School between 20 January and 14 April 1953

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Base composed of wood Head composed of plaster

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.9-2017
Primary reference Number: 222917
Entry Form number: CAM_CCF_M_9_2017
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 28 November 2017 Updated: Friday 11 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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