Bust of Pope Clement XIV

I love classical sculpture and would like to visit art museum more often than I could. Here is digital scuplt of my study from a sculpture in V&A Museum, London

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Pope_Clement_XIVOriginal Sculpture and description

Christopher Hewetson (about 1736-98)

Bust of Pope Clement XIV

Signed and Dated 1773

Rome

Marble

The Irish sculptor Christopher Hewetson worked in Rome from 1765, specialising in portrait bust of British visitors on the Grand Tour. Pope Clement XIV (1705-74) had a particularly friendly relationship with the British, and this bust was commissioned by Thomas Mansel Talbot.