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Bust of Madame Sappé: M.5-1996

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Bust of Madame Sappé


Sculptor: Curtius, Philippe (Uncertain)
Sculptor: Tussaud, Marie Gresholtz (Uncertain)
Sculptor: Hardy, Bernhard Caspar (Uncertain)




Bust of Madame Sappé. Wax, coloured flesh, red, grey and yellowish-grey. Bust of an old and wrinkled woman in profile to right with her hair swept up into a high chignon, wearing a low-necked dress edged with lace. Black background. In a rectangular gilt-wood frame with a glass top, set in a larger ebonized wood frame.
A pair with M.6-1996.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Edward Joseph Pyke

Place(s) associated

  • Cologne ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1996) by Pyke, Edward Joseph


Late 18th century
Circa 1775 CE - 1800 CE


For an attribution to Bernhard Caspar Hardy see documentation.

Possibly by Philippe Guillaume Mathé Curtius (1737-1794) or Marie Tussaud (née Grosholtz) (1761-1850), or Bernhard Caspar Hardy (Cologne 1726-1816)

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Bust composed of wax ( coloured)
Frame composed of ebonized wood
Outer Frame Depth 5.0 cm Height 30.0 cm Width 26.7 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-1996
Primary reference Number: 30460
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 19 September 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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