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Acquired in 2003 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Cibber, Caius Gabriel
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SCP
credit
date_end
1680-12-31
date_start
1680-01-01
date_text
c. 1680 (made)
descriptive_line
Surround for monument, marble, for memorial to Francis Musters, by Caius Gabriel Cibber, England, ca. 1680
dimensions
Height: 20 cm, Width: 83 cm, Depth: 40 cm
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event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Sculpture, room 24
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historical_significance
history_note
Purchased from Finch & Co for £7,500 (Central Fund).
id
77
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:17:50.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:17:50.000Z
latitude
52.883289
location
Sculpture, room 24, case WS
longitude
-1.97685
marks
materials
marble
materials_techniques
Marble
museum_number
A.8:3-2003
museum_number_token
a832003
object_number
O105226
object_type
Surround for monument
on_display
1
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original_price
physical_description
place
England
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production_note
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public_access_description
This is the sorround for a marble relief that commemorates Francis Musters, who died at the age of 15. His father, Sir John Musters (d.1689), who almost certainly commissioned the monument, may well have known the renowned sculptor Cibber at Charles II’s court, since the sculptor was ‘carver to the kings closet’, and Sir John himself had a number of court connections. Cibber, to whom the monument is ascribed to, was one ofthe leading sculptors active in Britain in the late 17th century. A native of Denmark, he studied in Italy before arriving in England in about 1660. Details of this sculpture, such as the finely carved lace cravat and the buoyant putti, are signs of the sculptor’s Continental training. The memorial was formerly in the parish church of St Mary, Hornsey, Middlesex, which was demolished and replaced by a modern church in 1969. The sculpted figurative relief is set within an elaborate framework.
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rights
3
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site_code
VA
slug
surround-for-monument-cibber-caius-gabriel
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1680
year_start
1680