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Standing Virgin holding Christ Child: M.3-1989

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Current Location: In storage


Standing Virgin holding Christ Child


Founder: Turner, Alfred




Figure group. Plaster, treated with wax and toned with clay and shellac; integral rectangular base.

Legal notes

Given by Miss Jessica Turner through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12.9 cm
Height: 35.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1989) by Turner, Jessica


Early 20th century
George V
Production date: circa AD 1921 : uncertain


Presumed to be a cast of the model for the silver group exhibited by Turner at the Royal Academy in 1912 (no. 1835), but it is shown as a work in progress in some photographs of Turner apparently taken and certainly published in the summer of 1921.

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  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Treated With composed of wax
Toned With composed of clay shellac

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Plaster, cast, treated with wax and toned with clay and shellac

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-1989
Primary reference Number: 29446
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_3_1989
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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