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Prodigal Son: M.10-1972

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Prodigal Son


Sculptor: Wright, Austin




Abstract figurative sculpture composed of two standing, headless figures: the seemingly elderly, slightly stooped, cloaked figure on the left embracing the taller, muscular figure on the right. Wright's title 'Prodigal Son' refers to Jesus' parable of the same name (Luke 15:11-32). Wright's sculpture presumably depicts the moment the unnamed father welcomes home his errant younger son in the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32).

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs M.E.L. Brownlow

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1972) by Brownlow, M. E. L., Mrs


20th Century, Mid
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 1954


Unique piece


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Figure Depth 8.8 cm Height 25.9 cm Width 9.9 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Lead

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.10-1972
Primary reference Number: 30692
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_10_1972
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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