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Photo taken on August  7, 2009


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Bust of Sir Walter Scott by Chantrey in the Philadelphia Museum, August 2009

Bust of Sir Walter Scott by Chantrey in the Philadelphia Museum, August 2009
Bust of Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Sir Francis Chantrey, British, 1781 - 1841

Geography: Made in England, Europe

Date: 1828

Medium: Marble

Dimensions: Approximately: 26 1/4 x 21 x 11 inches (66.7 x 53.3 x 27.9 cm) Diameter (of socle, approximately): 10 1/4 inches (26 cm)

Curatorial Department: European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location: Gallery 293, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

Accession Number: 2002-222-1

Credit Line: 125th Anniversary Acquisition. Partial and promised gift of Martha J. McGeary Snider, 2002

Label:
When Chantrey executed this bust, Sir Walter Scott-author of Rob Roy and Ivanhoe-was the most famous living writer in Europe. Chantrey, who portrayed many leading figures of the time, devised a cloaklike, tartan garment suitable for Scott's associations with romanticism, medievalism, and Scotland. While the subtle smile captures the author's warm and charming personality, the artist's distinctive use of broad surfaces creates a generalized image intended for posterity.

Text from: www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/107530.html?mulR=134861226|2

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