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Title: Henri, Duc de Bordeaux (1820-63)
Item Name: Sculpture
Maker: Pietro Tenerani


This item is in the Burton Constable Hall collections and is included on this database by kind permission of the Burton Constable Foundation. Pietro Tenerani was an Italian neoclassical sculptor who initially trained under Lorenzo Bartolini and later studied with both Antonio Canova (1757-1822) and Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). For a time, Tenerani was the most sought-after sculptor working in Rome. The Duc de Bordeaux visited Burton Constable along with his ‘small but distinguished suite of courtiers’ in November 1842, when he was described in the local newspaper as ‘a stout, full-faced and contented-looking gentleman’. The ‘contented-looking’ gentleman sat to Tenerani in 1844 and, in all probability, presented his portrait to the Clifford Constables in recognition of their hospitality and support. Located in the Staircase Hall.

Year: 1844
Materials: Marble
ID_Number: CHS 40