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Love's Arrows: M.45-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Love's Arrows


Maker: Unknown




Horn cockade fan with a blue ribbon, with a quizzing glass.


History note: Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); his daughter Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Legal notes

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from the Friends of the Fitzwilliam

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1985-01-28) by Countess of Rosse, Anne


18th Century
1790 - 1800


It is unclear if this object is English, French or Dutch, etc.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Guards Length 14.4 cm

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.45-1985
Primary reference Number: 117631
Old catalogue number: DR 5/84
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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