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Pompilia
Pompilia
Pompilia
Pompilia
Pompilia
Pompilia
Pompilia
Pompilia
Pompilia
Pompilia
Pompilia
Pompilia

Photo credit: Senate House, University of London

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The artist was an alumna of the Slade School and a suffragette. The sculpture was given to College Hall, the University of London's first women's hall of residence, by the artist's sisters, c.1932–1934, after Downing's death, in memory of Downing’s work for women. Pompilia was a young Roman wife and mother who was murdered by her husband, Count Guido Franceschini, in 1698 for supposed adultery. Her story was popularised in Robert Browning's 1869 poem, 'The Ring and the Book'. This work is located at College Hall, University of London.

Senate House, University of London

London


Date

1899 or before

Medium

stone

Measurements

H 210 x W 141 x D (?) cm

Accession number

SC-0019

Work type

Relief


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Senate House, University of London

Malet St Bloomsbury , London, Greater London WC1E 7HU England

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