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George Frideric Handel as Apollo


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Title/s

George Frideric Handel as Apollo

Maker/s

Elkington & Co. ()

Roubiliac, Louis François after (sculptor) [ULAN info: Lyon bapt. 1702-1762 London]

Category

sculpture

Name

figure

Description

Bronze electrotype, reduced copy of the marble by Roubiliac. The pedestal is inscribed on the front.

Production Place

England (sculptor) (country) ()

England (country) ()

Technique Description

bronze electrotype

Dimensions

height: (figure): 34.5 cm
width: (figure): 18.3 cm
diameter: (figure): 27.3 cm
height: (base): 20.5 cm
width: (base): 20.7 cm
diameter: (base): 27.6 cm

Period

Victoria
mid 19th century

Date

circa 1859

Provenance

given: Norman, Miss D.A. 1986 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Given by Miss D.A. Norman

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. mark
    Position: on the back of the pedestal on which the figure sits
    Content: PUBD BY/ELKINGTON & CO./1247
    Description:
  2. mark
    Position: underneath the base
    Content: PUBD BY/ELKINGTON & CO.
    Description: the D of PUBD is raised and smaller
  3. mark
    Position: on the base of the pedestal supporting the figure
    Content: PUBD BY/ELKINGTON & CO./1081
    Description: the D of PUBD is raised and smaller

  4. Position: on the front
    Content: HANDEL CENTENARY FESTIVAL/1859/THE SACRED HARMONIC/TO/JOHN HARRISON ESQR./PRESIDENT
    Description: the R of ESQR. is raised and smaller

Other Notes

The marble original, formerly in the possession of the Sacred Harmonic Society is now in the Victoria and Albert Museum; the terracotta model is in the Fitzwilliam Museum, M.3-1922. A wooden box with an enamel portrait of Handel after Hudson, M.67-1937, was given by John Harrison's granddaughter, Norah. Miss D.A. Norman is the great niece of John Newman Harrison.

Accession Number

M.2-1986 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 13450; Input Date: 2000-09-29 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

Related Object

M.3-1922 - George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
M.67 & A-D-1937 - George Frideric Handel 1685-1759