Statuette of Epicurus

59.148.44

About this object

Statuette, male, draped, seated. A philosopher, identified as Epicurus by Lippold.

The head is an 18th century addition, copied from the Villa Albani 'Diogenes'.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    Roman
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Marble
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Col. Joseph W Weld, 1959
  • Collector
    Henry Blundell
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Date collected
    1777
  • Measurements
    455 mm x 240 mm
  • Note
    This is the first piece of sculpture acquired for the Blundell collection, bought from Thomas Jenkins
  • Related people
    Henry Blundell (Collector, previous owner); Thomas Jenkins (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.

  • A rejoicing virtuoso? Henry Blundell and his Sculpture Collection

    Southworth, E C

    Author: Southworth, E C
    Publisher: Philipp von Zabern
    Date: 2000
    Description:

  • 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:

  • Notes on a New Edition of Michaelis: Ancient Marbles in Great Britain

    Vermeule, C; von Bothmer, D

    Author: Vermeule, C; von Bothmer, D
    Publisher:
    Date: 1959-04
    Description:

  • The 18th century perception of Roman public portraits

    Fejfer, J; Southworth, E

    Author: Fejfer, J; Southworth, E
    Publisher: Philipp von Zabern
    Date: 1997
    Description:

  • The Sculpture of the Hellenistic Age

    Bieber, M

    Author: Bieber, M
    Publisher: Columbia University Press
    Date: 1981
    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
  • Thomas Jenkins

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1777
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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