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Bust of a Knight of the Golden Fleece, probably Etienne-François duc de Choiseul-Amboise (1719-1785): M.1-1981

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Titles

Bust of a Knight of the Golden Fleece, probably Etienne-François duc de Choiseul-Amboise (1719-1785)

Maker(s)

Rosset, Jean-François-Joseph (Sculptor)

Description

Alabaster bust, on alabaster socle attached to the bust by a central screw. The sitter is represented with his head turned slightly to his right. He wears a tie wig with long flowing curls, a cravat, armour, and a cloak which is draped across the lower part of the bust at the front. There is a sash over his right shoulder, and round his neck is a ribbon from which is suspended the Insignia of the Order of the Golden Fleece. The bust ends just above the elbows and slopes downwards to a little above the waist at the centre front.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Daniel Katz, 22 Grosvenor Square, London, W1

Legal notes

Purchased with the Gow Fund and with a 50% Grant-in-Aid from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 36.0 cm
Width: 20.3 cm

Relative size of this object

20.3 cm36 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • St. Claude ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1981) by Daniel Katz Ltd.

Dating

Late 18th century
Production date: AD 1773

Note

French; St. Claude, Jura

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Socle composed of alabaster

Materials used in production

Alabaster

Techniques used in production

Carving : Alabaster, carved

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ROSSET./PÈRE.À ST: claude/1773
  • Location: Signed below the left shoulder
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1981
Primary reference Number: 31400
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1981
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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