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The Last Supper, (sculpture)

Artist:
Pelby, W. Mrs.
DaVinci (copy after)
Medium:
Wax
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 979
Represented by Wax Figures, of the size of life, designed after the celebrated picture of Leonardo Da Vinci. This piece is a great improvement upon any thing in the shape of wax-work, which has previously been exhibited here. Some of the heads are beautifully copied, and have a life-like air about them which is very striking. The principal failure is precisely where it might have been expected, in the bust of the Saviour, and the central group generally; but Mrs. Pelby is entitled to high praise, from the difficulty of her task having been greatly increased by the necessity of modeling the whole from an engraving. Gold Medal. [P. 92.]
The Third Exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, at Quincy Hall, in the City of Boston, September 20, 1841. Boston: Press of T.R. Marvin, 24 Congress Street. 1841.
Artist address: Boston.
Topic:
Religion--New Testament--Christ
Religion--New Testament--Last Supper
Religion--New Testament--Disciple
Figure group--Male
Control number:
AECI 03590031
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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