Modello for the monument to George Frideric Handel in Westminster Abbey

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  • Title

    Modello for the monument to George Frideric Handel in Westminster Abbey

  • Artist/maker

    Louis François Roubiliac (1702 or 1705 - 1762) (sculptor)
  • Associated people

    George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759) (subject)
  • Associated place

    England (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    1759 - c. 1762
  • Material and technique

    terracotta, plaster of Paris, slate, wood; hand-modelled

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    98 cm (height)
    122 cm plinth (height)
    59 cm plinth (length)
    33.5 cm plinth (width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by James Wyatt, 1848.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 39 | Music and Tapestry
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Penny, Nicholas, Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum: 1540 to the Present Day, 3 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992)

Piper, David, and Christopher White, Treasures of the Ashmolean Museum: An Illustrated Souvenir of the Collections, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1995), no. 92 on p. 90, illus. p. 90 fig. 92

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