The emperor Trajan (r. 98-117).


National Trust Inventory Number 2900082

Category Stone
Date 1600 - 1699
Materials Bust: onyx; head: statuary carrara; socle: grey Bardiglio marble.
Measurements 673 mm (Height)
Place of origin
Collection Wimpole, Cambridgeshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, East of England, National Trust

Summary description

Polychrome marble bust, the Roman emperor Trajan (r. 98-117), after the antique, Italian, seventeenth century.

Provenance

At Wimpole Hall from at least the 1770s but possibly earlier, as part of 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, 1894; sold with the house to Captain and Mrs George Bambridge, 1938; sold from Wimpole c. 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 146 (together with a bust described as of the emperor Galba), remaining unsold; purchased by the National Trust by private treaty with the help of grants from the Art Fund, from a fund set up by the late the Hon. Simon Sainsbury, the Mr and Mrs Kenneth Levy bequest and other gifts and bequests, 2014.

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Place of origin
Materials Onyx (151)
Carrara marble (29)
Marble (3864)
Category Stone (2126)
Collection Wimpole, Cambridgeshire (Accredited Museum) (13153)
Periods 17th century (32642)
Maker
Subjects Emperor Trajan, Emperor of Rome (53-117 AD) (6)
Object Type Bust (957)

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