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Fallen Bird: M.13-1972

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Fallen Bird

Maker(s)

Sculptor: Meadows, Bernard William

Entities

Categories

Description

Semi-abstracted bronze figure of a dead or dying bird, its wings, neck and legs outstretched, lying on its back on a long, rectangular bronze plinth.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs M.E.L. Brownlow

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.5 cm
Length: 23.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1972) by Brownlow, M. E. L., Mrs

Dating

20th Century, third quarter#
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 1958

Note

Alan Bowness notes that all bronzes (unless otherwise stated) were cast in editions of 6 + 1 (see Bowness 1995, p. 135). This makes the Fitzwilliam bronze 1 of 7 casts.

Project

  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 9.2 cm Height 23.9 cm Width 16 cm

Materials used in production

Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.13-1972
Primary reference Number: 13382
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_13_1972
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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