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Virgil (70-19 BC): M.4-1816

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Virgil (70-19 BC)


Sculptor: Rysbrack, John Michael




Bust. Terracotta. The sitter's head is turned to the front, facing and looking a quarter to the right. He has long hair falling to his shoulders, with a laurel wreath tied at the back by ribbons. He is clean-shaven. The sitter wears classical drapery gathered by a clasp on his left shoulder.

Legal notes

Founder's Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 25 5/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount


18th Century, second quarter#
George II
Production date: AD 1738 : dated 1738

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production

greyish-white Paint

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Mich Rysbrack/1738
  • Location: At back
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1816
Primary reference Number: 29729
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_4_1816
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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