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Glory: M.3-1885

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Glory

Maker(s)

Sculptor: Baratta, Giovanni (the Younger)

Entities

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Description

Carrara white marble, carved in the round; on grey veined marble pedestal, with black marble cartouche. A full length figure of a woman, representing 'Glory' supported on a high pedestal.

Notes

History note: James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos (1674-1744), Canons, Middlesex; Peter Burrell (1724-75) by whom donated to the University in 1748; transferred to the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1885

Legal notes

Given by Peter Burrell, BA

Measurements and weight

Height: 335.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1748) by Burrell, Peter

Dating

Early 18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1715 : possibly completed earlier than 1715

Note

The inscription on the black marble is not the original as devised by James Brydges, first Duke of Chandos (1784-1744) which read: GLORIA, MARLBURI, LAURO TUA TEMPORA CINGIT / DIVA LUBENS QUORSUM? PAR DECUS INDE REFERT. This translates as: "Why does the goddess Glory gladly circle your brows with laurel, Marlborough? Thereby she gains equal honor."

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Figure Height 217.2 cm Height 85½ in
Plinth Height 132 in

Materials used in production

Carrara marble

Techniques used in production

Carving : Carrara white marble, carved in the round; on grey veined marble pedestal, with black marble cartouche

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: IOANNES BARATTA FECIT FLORENTIAE ANNO MDCCXV
  • Location: At the back
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: CUNCTI . ADSINT . MERITAEQ . EXSPECTENT . PRAEMIA . PALMAE
  • Location: On the black marble label
  • Method of creation: Cut
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: GLORIAE . AETERNAE /ALMAE . MATRIS . ACADEMIAE./SACRVM./OR./DOCTRINAE . FELICITER . EXCVLTAE ./PERPETVAM . LAVDEM ./ET ./EXCOLENDAE ./FELICEM . OPERAM ./L . M . P ./PETRVS . BVRRELL ./IN ./PIETATIS . SVAE . ET . FIDEI ./PUBLICVM . ARGVMENTVM ./A . M. DCC . XL . VIII.
  • Location: On the front of the pedestal
  • Method of creation: Cut
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-1885
Primary reference Number: 31224
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_3_1885
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 7 April 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 26 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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