- Museum number
Bust of Caracalla; formerly in the collection of Charles Townley, now at Brocklesby Park.
Black chalk on a sheet of paper inlaid into a second sheet, which is inlaid into a third sheet watermarked 1794 J WHATMAN, the assemblage framed in a series of graphite and pen and red ink borders
- Production date
- 1786 (probably)
Height: 182 millimetres
Width: 126 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- T. list of Drawings Dining Room (12).
By the same artist as 2010,5006.204-208
See: Brian Cook's unpublished 'Catalogue of Charles Townley's sculpture in the British Museum', no. 110*.
A bust of Caracalla - the marble much discoloured - brought from Naples' (TY 12/3, dining room 16).
Acquired from Jenkins by exchange in 1772-73 (TY 10/2, fo. 24v), recorded in ST 1 (fo. 15v) without a price, but valued at £40 in TY 10/5-7 and TY 10/3 (fo. 19).
Last recorded in the Townley collection about 1787-8 (TY 12/3). Presented by Townley to Sir Richard Worsley (Smith, Brocklesby, 29, no. 89). Now at Brocklesby Park.
A. Michaelis, Ancient Marbles in Great Britain (Cambridge 1882), 236, no. 89.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number