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Relief, 'Caractacus before Claudius'. SM SC30. ©A.C. Cooper (Colour) Ltd

Thomas Banks (1735 - 1805), sculptor

Relief depicting ‘Caractacus before Claudius’

Terracotta

Height: 76.2cm
Width: 143.5cm

Museum number: SC30

Curatorial note

In 2012 this relief was reinstated in its original position in the recreated Tivoli Recess as part of Phase 2 of Opening up the Soane. It sits within a deep niche in the panelling on the west wall.

Literature

Julius Bryant, Thomas Banks: Britains first modern sculptor (exhibition catalogue, Sir John Soane's Museum, 2007), cat entry p.26-27
Helen Dorey 'Soane and Banks' in Julius Bryant, Thomas Banks: Britains first modern sculptor (exhibition catalogue, Sir John Soane's Museum, 2007), p.18-19

Exhibition history

Thomas Banks 1735-1805: Britain's First Modern Sculptor, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 21 January - 9 April 2005


If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk