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Acrobat performing a Handstand: M.21-1979

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Titles

Acrobat performing a Handstand

Maker(s)

Prieur, Barthélemy (Production)

Description

Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast. Nude male figure performing a hand stand. His right leg is bent slightly at the knee so that the foot projects over his head. His left leg is more bent than the right.

Notes

History note: Foule Collection, Paris (presumably still there in 1930 when referred to by Bode). Acquired by Copper & Adams, Finchley; sold by C.G. Cooper (for £465) to Lt Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC (1892-1958), 1945; Given anonymously, from the collection of the late Lt. Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, D.S.O., M.C., in his memory. Formerly on loan.

Legal notes

Given anonymously, from the collection of the late Lt. Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, D.S.O., M.C., in his memory

Measurements and weight

Height: 30.0 cm
Length: 5.4 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1979) by Anonymous

Dating

Early 17th Century
Circa 1600 - 1630

Note

Purchased in 1945 as by Francesco de Sant'Agata.

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

probably bronze Copper alloy Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.21-1979
Primary reference Number: 13731
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_21_1979
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 November 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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