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Satyress with two children, one kneeling, one standing: M.39-1997

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Satyress with two children, one kneeling, one standing
Satyresse avec deux enfants, lun sur ses genoux, l'autre étendu à ses pieds


Sculptor: Clodion (Claude Michel)
Founder: Unknown




Bronze, cast


History note: (with M.38-1997) Sir Alfred Beit Collection; His Sale, Sotheby's, London, 7 October 1948, lot 125; bt Alfred Spero (£15). Purchased by Lt Col the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC (1892-1958); bequeathed to his sister, the Hon. Mrs Pamela Sherek

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Hon. Mrs Pamela Sherek, from the collection of the late Lt Col the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC, in his memory.

Measurements and weight

Height: 45.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1995) by Sherek, Pamela


19th century
Circa 1800 CE - 1900 CE


This group and its pendant (M.38-1997) are only known through 19th-century copies, not from original Clodion models. It has been suggested that both bronzes were probably cast by the Barbédienne foundry in Paris.

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 27.3 cm Height 45.3 cm Width 31.2 cm
Plinth Depth 27.8 cm Height 6.5 cm Width 27.8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.39-1997
Primary reference Number: 13780
Old object number: B.40.
Old number: 320
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_39_1997
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 March 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 14 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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