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Bust with Death Mask of John Howard (1726?-1790): M.2 & A-1822

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Bust with Death Mask of John Howard (1726?-1790)

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Production: Unknown (Uncertain)

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Description

Bust with death mask. Plaster, cast. The sitter's head faces to the front; clean shaven and without hair; eyes closed. In a pine box, lined with plaster coloured red, the exterior painted black and decorated with a gilt brass anthemion on each of the front corners. On a sunk panel on the front, the following inscription is painted in red: 'This Case/with the Mask of the philanthropic/MR HOWARD/(who died 20th Jan: 1790)/was sent from Cherson in Russia/ to his Kinsman & Executor/Samuel Whitbread Esq/WHOSE SON/THE LATE SAMUEL WHITBREAD ESQR M.P. GAVE/ IT TO MR GEORGE GARRARD A.R.A. BY WHOM IT WAS/ PRESENTED TO THE FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM, 1822.'

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Given by George Garrard, ARA

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1822-03-26) by Garrard, George, ARA

Dating

Late 18th century
Production date: circa AD 1790 : uncertain

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Box Lining composed of plaster ( coloured red)
Box Decoration composed of gilt brass
Box composed of pine Height 49.0 cm Width 41.5 cm
Bust Height 38.0 cm Width 38.0 cm

Materials used in production

Plaster

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Plaster, cast

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: This Case/with the Mask of the philanthropic/MR HOWARD/(who died 20th Jan: 1790)/was sent from Cherson in Russia/ to his Kinsman & Executor/Samuel Whitbread Esq/WHOSE SON/THE LATE SAMUEL WHITBREAD ESQR M.P. GAVE/ IT TO MR GEORGE GARRARD A.R.A. BY WHOM IT WAS/ PRESENTED TO THE FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM, 1822.
  • Location: On a sunk panel on front of box
  • Method of creation: Painted in red

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2 & A-1822
Primary reference Number: 29241
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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