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Sir Richard Westmacott (1775 - 1856), sculptor

Figure of a nymph


Museum number: HR3

Curatorial note

This plaster figure was placed in the Picture Room Recess on the completion of the Picture Room in 1824 - where it forms the centrepiece of the theatrical mise en scène created by the opening of the south planes of the Picture Room. It was probably the preparatory model for the marble version (exhib. RA 1828) at Castle Howard which was destroyed in a fire in November 1940.


M. Busco, Sir Richard Westmacott, Sculptor, CUP, 1994

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