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Oval Medallion Portrait Bust: M.6-1945

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Current Location: In storage


Oval Medallion Portrait Bust


Sculptor: Le Marchand, David




Medallion, ivory carving in high relief. Unknown lady, full-face, hair swept back revealing the ears, wearing a negligee held over the breast by her right hand. The bust is set obliquely to the picture plane. Inscribed below the bust: D.L.M.


History note: Bought in Dublin (see red label on back).

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 7 1/2 in
Width: 5 7/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1945) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


18th Century, Early#
Circa 1700 - Circa 1726


David Le Marchand, born in Dieppe, worked mainly in England.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory carving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: D.L.M.
  • Location: Below the bust
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6-1945
Primary reference Number: 31629
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 October 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 11 October 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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