Albert, Prince Consort

Made:
1951 in London
maker:
Domenico Brucciani

Sculpture. Cast of the bust of HRH Prince Albert. / Artist unidentified; Victoria & Albert Museum cast workshops, from a mould by the firm of D Brucciani & Co Limited. - 1951. - Plaster; 2ft 6ins high. - Numbered 613 VAM [old museum cast catalogue number; last listed January 1939, for public sale at £2.17s.6d]. - Made February - April 1951 for centrepiece display in the Science Museum's Festival of Britain exhibition, "Past and Future" set on a plinth and surrounded by plants and significant objects [behind above bust, an architectural drawing, impression of the future: the Museum site extended to Queensgate]. - Portrait bust, about life size, in neoclassical drapery with an Order (Star and Garter?)

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1951-548
Measurements:
overall (estimate): 2.6 ft.; 79.248 cm
type:
portrait bust
credit:
Victoria and Albert Museum