Emperor Caracalla, Emperor of Rome (188–217)

Italian School
National Trust Inventory Number 2900080

Category Sculpture
Date 1600 - 1699
Materials Carrara and grey marble and onyx
Measurements 570 mm (Height)
Place of origin Italy
Collection Wimpole, Cambridgeshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, East of England, National Trust

Summary description

Carrara and grey/polycrome marble, Emperor Caracalla, Emperor of Rome (188–217), after the Antique, Italian, 17th century. A portrait bust of the Roman emperor Caracalla who ruled between 211-217 AD.


At Wimpole Hall from at least the 1770s but possibly earlier, as part the collection of Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford (1689-1741); at Wimpole by descent until sold with the house to Thomas Agar-Robartes, 6th Viscount Clifden (1844-1930), 1894; sold with the house to Captain and Mrs George Bambridge, 1938; sold from Wimpole around 1950; with Collins and Clarke, 81 Regent Street, Cambridge; purchased by Professor Sir Albert Richardson, probably on 25 February 1951; offered for sale at Christie's, King Street, London, 18 September 2013, lot 145 (together with a bust of a philosopher), remaining unsold; accepted in lieu of inheritance tax by HM Government and allocated to the National Trust for display at Wimpole Hall, 2014.

Makers and roles

Italian School, sculptor

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Subjects Emperor Caracalla, Emperor of Rome (188–217) (8)
Object Type Bust (957)

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