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George Frideric Handel as Apollo

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George Frideric Handel as Apollo


Elkington & Co. ()

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






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


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


mid 19th century


circa 1859


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

Given by Miss D.A. Norman


  1. mark
    Position: on the back of the pedestal on which the figure sits
    Content: PUBD BY/ELKINGTON & CO./1247
  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
    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