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Bust of George Basevi (1794-1845)


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Title/s

Bust of George Basevi (1794-1845)

Maker/s

Mazzotti, T.I. probably

Category

sculpture

Name

bust

Description

Bust. Plaster, cast.

Production Notes

Probably by T.I. Mazzotti from an unknown original, or made up from a cast of Basevi's head from the life taken by Mazzotti.

The only Mazzotti listed in Thieme-Becker is Pellegrino Mazzotti who died at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire c.1870 aged 85.

Production Place

England (country) ()

Technique Description

plaster, cast

Dimensions

height: width:

Period

18th-mid 19th century

Date

before 1853

Provenance

given: Smith, Mr 1853 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Given by Mr Smith

Documentation

  1. Goodison, J.W. (1955) Catalogue of Cambridge Portraits I The University Collection, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: pp. 72-3]
    [comments: Ref. p. 112, and pp. 72-3, no. 98 and 99 plasters after Roubiliac signed by Mazzotti.]
  2. Bolton, Arthur T. Architectural Education a Century Ago, Being an Account of the Office of Sir John Soane, R.A., Architect of the Bank of England, with Special Reference to the Career of George Basevi, his pupil, Architect of the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge, London?
    [comments: Ref.]

Other Notes

See letter from W.H. Marmorek and Associates, dated 4th April 2000 concerning a proposed memorial to Basevi, with appended, a Catalogue of his works by D.M. Collins, September 1994, and a xerox of Arthur T. Bolton, 'Architectural Education a Century Ago, Being an Account of the Office of Sir John Soane, R.A., Architect of the Bank of England, with Special Reference to the Career of George Basevi, his pupil, Architect of the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge', London, Sir John Soane Museum, 19?? (no date given).

Accession Number

M.2-1853 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 29252; Input Date: 2001-05-23 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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