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Bust of Napoléon as First Consul: M.4-1910

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Bust of Napoléon as First Consul






Plaster painted black and gilt. The sitter is facing a quarter to the right. He is bareheaded and clean shaven. He is dressed in uniform with a cloak; buttons, decoration and cloak is picked out in gold. On circular moulded pedestal.

Legal notes

Given by J. H. Fitzhenry

Measurements and weight

Depth: 23.0 cm
Height: 61.0 cm
Width: 40.0 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1910-04-03) by Fitzhenry, J.H.


19th century
Production date: before AD 1910 : If made when Napolean was First Consul then it's dates would be 1799-1804

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paint ( black) gilt

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Plaster, cast, painted black and gilt

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1910
Primary reference Number: 29468
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_4_1910
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 5 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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