Bust of a Young Boy

59.148.183

About this object

Portrait bust of a young boy.
The head is turned to the right and slightly upwards, giving the bust an inquisitive look. It portrays a chubby boy of around ten, who wears a typical hairstyle where thick locks sweep deeply from the back of the head into the forehead to form a thick fringe. There is a small parting above the right eye, and at the back the short hair clings to the head. The right eye is cut slightly deeper than the left and the right cheek is more distinctly moulded. The nose is visibly damaged, with the the upper lip and right shoulder having been restored.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    Roman Imperial
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Date made
    100 AD - 125 AD
  • Materials
    Marble
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Col. Joseph W Weld, 1959
  • Collector
    Henry Blundell
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    450 mm; 17 11/16 in
  • Note
    The bust is similar to 59.148.182 and both described as the portraits of Caius and Lucius Caesar. Although the two busts are similar in size and have the same type of index plaque combining the bust with the base, as well as in the turn of the head to the right, from the back there are obvious differences: 59.148.183 has a thin bust support, a hollow interior and a thin and rounded edge, compared to 59.148.182 which is more compound and with the index plaque separate to the bust. The latter is stated by Jane Fejfer as a feature of restoration.
  • Related people
    Henry Blundell (Collector, previous owner); Joseph William Col Sir Weld (Previous owner)

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Publications

  • A Catalogue of the Ancient Marbles at Ince Blundell Hall

    Ashmole, Bernard

    Author: Ashmole, Bernard
    Publisher: Clarendon Press
    Date: 1929
    Description: An illustrated catalogue of the ancient sculptures collected by Henry Blundell and formerly at Ince Blundell Hall.

  • An Account of the Statues, Busts, Bass Relieves, Cinerary Urns, and other ancient marbles, and paintings at Ince. Collected by H.B.

    Blundell, Henry

    Author: Blundell, Henry
    Publisher:
    Date: 1803
    Description:

  • Ancient Marbles in Great Britain

    Michaelis, A

    Author: Michaelis, A
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Date: 1882
    Description:

  • The Ince Blundell Collection of Classical Sculpture. Volume I - the Portraits. Part 2: The Roman Male Portraits

    Fejfer, J

    Author: Fejfer, J
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press
    Date: 1997
    Description:

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph William Col Sir Weld

    Owned from: 1958
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1959
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Henry Blundell

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1810
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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