bust

manufacturer: unknown

circa 1830-circa 1840
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Description
portrait of a man (pseudo-Seneca), hollow-cast bronze head of a bearded male portrayed with a somewhat tortured expression. It is this expression and the likeness to that in the painting "the Death of Seneca" by Peter Paul Rubens, which leads to the traditional belief that it is the head of Seneca represented. Hollow eye sockets and mouth.
Maker and role
manufacturer: unknown
Production place
Italy
Production date
circa 1830-circa 1840
Media description
bronze
Measurements
337 x 223 mm
Measurement details
height: 337mm
width: 223mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
Accession number
A0526
Maker