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Bust of a Lady, probably Sara Augusta, Fifteenth Viscountess Dillon (d. 1890): M.18-1984

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Bust of a Lady, probably Sara Augusta, Fifteenth Viscountess Dillon (d. 1890)


Sculptor: Duprè, Amalia




Bust. White marble. The sitter faces the front. Her hair is parted in the centre and drawn softly back behind her ears into a low, plaited bun in the nape of the neck. Her neck and shoulders are bare; her bust and upper arms at the front are concealed by a slightly diagonal drape, below which there is a wreath of flowers and foliage which continues across the back and under the shoulder.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Jan Ellison

Measurements and weight

Depth: 22.5 cm
Height: 43.0 cm
Width: 38.0 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984) by Ellison, Jan, Mrs


Mid 19th century
Production date: AD 1861

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production

White marble

Techniques used in production

Carving : White marble, carved in the round

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On left shoulder
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.18-1984
Primary reference Number: 31235
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_18_1984
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 28 January 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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