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Denman, Maria, sculptor

Roundel, a head of Cupid Bacchus after an antique gem, c.1807, plaster

c.1807

Museum number: SC38

Curatorial note

Maria Denman was the sculptor John Flaxman's sister-in-law and a close friend of Sir John Soane. This 'cupid's head in plaster' won her the silver medal of the Society of Arts in 1807 and the medal is also in Soane's collection (SM SDR21.15). A portrait of Maria Denman by Flaxman hangs in Soane's Dressing Room.

The roundel is in a substantial circular frame, presumably that in which it was exhibited at the Society of Arts.


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