John Hamilton Mortimer

Study of a Classical Statue

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Artist
John Hamilton Mortimer 1740–1779
Medium
Graphite, ink and gouache on paper
Dimensions
Support: 370 x 270 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T09125

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As well as the Academy's collection of casts, students could make drawings from sculpture and casts in a private collection in London owned by the Duke of Richmond.  This is a study from a cast of a statue of Bacchus by the sixteenth century Italian sculptor and architect, Jacopo Sansovino.

Gallery label, September 2004