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Ancestor II from the Family of Man: M.14-2000

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Ancestor II from the Family of Man


Hepworth, Barbara (Sculptor)
Morris Singer (Founder)


Bronze, cast, and patinated

Legal notes

Allocated to the Fitzwilliam following acceptance in lieu by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, from the Estate of Barbara Hepworth.

Measurements and weight

Height: 272.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2000-07-10) by Department for Culture, Media and Sport


Third quarter of 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 1970

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast, and patinated

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Barbara Hepworth
  • Location: On the back, lowest section, near the bottom on the right
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 2/4
  • Location: On the back, lowest section, after the signature
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Cast number

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.14-2000
Primary reference Number: 13487
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_14_2000
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 October 2021 Last processed: Friday 15 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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