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Drawing of lion sculpture

Drawing of lion sculpture. Annotated with the artist's name and date '13.10.11'. Drawn while the artist studied at Dundee Technical College and School of Art, 1911-1912.

Wilson, Jessie Dunlop McCulloch

Drawing of bust

Drawing of bust of male. Annotated with the date '24.7.12'. Drawn while the artist studied at Dundee Technical College and School of Art, 1911-1912.

Wilson, Jessie Dunlop McCulloch

Sculpture

Large clay piece of abstract design suggesting a musician playing a classical guitar. Inscription on reverse reads, "Glasgow 7.10.90 V.Tsivin L.B."

Tsivin, Vladimir

Plaster cast of Laocoon and his Sons

This item was lost in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 15th June 2018. All that remains is a fragment of a hand.

Original: This statue group was found in 1506 on the Esquiline Hill in Rome and immediately identified as the Laocoon described by Pliny the Elder as a masterpiece of the sculptors of Rhodes: Agesander, Athenodoros and Polydorus around 40-30 BC. It shows the Trojan priest Laocoon and his sons Antiphantes and Thymbraeus being strangled by sea serpents. In 1587 Giovanni Battista Armenini's treatise on painting and recommended all students to draw from the casts of the finest statues in Rome- 'the Laocoon, the Hercules, the Apollo, the Great Torso....' of the Belvedere. Listed in first catalogue as Greco-Roman and that the original is located in the Vatican. Original currently in the collection of the Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy.

This item was damaged in the fire in the Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. It underwent conservation and consolidation work in 2016.

Sculptured nativity scene

Plaster and resin cast, possibly taken from an older wood carving showing a nativity scene on the long face and an Annunciation and Joseph on either end. The reverse is hollow with rough resin marks. Shape suggests it is copied from a capital at the top of a pilaster. Formerly located in the Director's office.

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Framed plaster portrait

Wooden framed plaster relief portrait of a bearded man in profile with brown glaze. Bottom left corner has initials "J.R." or "R.J" and indecipherable signature above left shoulder. This item was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014 and was conserved in 2018.

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Ceramic sarcophagus cast

Hollow sarcophagus cast with relief pattern of animals and figures. Dark yellow glaze over exterior. White, unglazed interior. '14-103' handwritten in black on bottom right corner.

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Sculptured head

This item was badly damaged in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 23rd May 2014. It was assessed by a conservator but no conservation work was deemed possible.

Leckie, Alexander

Bust of Girolamo Benivieni

Plaster bust after a terracotta bust of Girolamo Benivieni executed in 1863 by Giovani Bastianini in the collections of the Louvre, Paris. However, significant differences between the plaster bust by J Giusti & Co and the original bust by Bastianini, particularly the shape of the hat, suggest that the plaster bust is derivative of an unidentified intermediary copy.

J Giusti & Co

Portrait of Voltaire

Plaster bust after one of several "seated Voltaire" sculptures completed by the workshop of Jean Antoine Houdon in the late 18th century.

Not available / given

Anatomical feet

Plaster casts of a left and right anatomical feet. Both feet show details of musculature, and the heel of the right foot is slightly elevated. On top of each leg is a maker's stamp that reads "J Giusti & Co Makers, St Vincent St, Glasgow". The inward facing edge of each base includes the inscription "J Giusti & Co, Glasgow". These anatomical feet are the only items in the Giusti Plaster Cast Collection to include such an incription, and the presence of both the inscriptions and the maker's stamp suggests that the feet may have been both sculpted by J. Giusti & Co. (likely in the late 19th century) and subsequently reproduced by the company.

J Giusti & Co

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