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Terracotta plaque SM M51. ©Sir John Soane's Museum. Photo: Ole Woldbye.
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Female figure, perhaps a saint


Height: 34cm

Museum number: M51

On display: Museum Corridor - outside the Picture Room
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Curatorial note

This small figure is probably Italian and the work of a Bolognese sculptor working in the mid-18th century, perhaps Antonio Schiassi (1722-77). It illustrates the catholicism of Soane's tastes which here embrace north Italian rococo.

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