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Marble Sculpture - Female Nude Torso

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1973P41
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1890 - 1890

Maker Information

Sculptor:Alphonse Legros - View biography for Alphonse Legros


When this piece was exhibited it was criticised for its lack of completeness. 'The Studio' journal reported that, 'it is to be regretted that Professor Legros did no model in its entirety his large framed creation of budding womanhood; a torso with truncated head and limbs can surely only be acceptable when it becomes so by accident'.

Purchased from the Handley-Read Estate.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century

Associated People


Height:525 mm
Width:190 mm
Depth:130 mm