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Silence: M.1-1845

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Titles

Silence

Maker(s)

Sculptor: Albertoni, Giovanni Giuseppe

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Description

White marble, carved in the round. The figure is draped in a robe of many folds, leaning with her left hand upon a tree stump. Her head is lowered and looking slightly to her right, and her right forefinger is laid against her cheek. Her hair is drawn back into a knot, with a garland of rose-buds round her head. She wears sandles. Signed and dated on a bole of the tree stump 'ALBERTONI ROMA/1845'

Notes

History note: Presumably commissioned by the testator during his visit to Rome between October 1843 and the spring of 1844.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by George Skillbeck Maude

Place(s) associated

  • Rome ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1844) by Skilbeck Maude, George

Dating

19th Century, Mid#
Production date: AD 1845

Note

The statue was commissioned by the testator from Albertoni, a pupil of the Danish sculptor Bertel Thorwaldsen, in Rome during the winter of 1843. Maude had travelled to Italy in October 1843. When Maude wrote his will on 9 August 1944, the statue was as yet unfinished and still with Albertoni in Rome (see notes for excerpt from his will.)

School or Style

Neoclassical

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Project

  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Figure Height 130.8 cm
Plinth Height 5 cm

Materials used in production

White marble

Techniques used in production

Carving : White marble, carved

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ALBERTONI ROMA/1845
  • Location: On a bole of the tree stump
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1845
Primary reference Number: 31133
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1845
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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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