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Bifurcate Triton: M.4-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Bifurcate Triton


Sculptor: Roccatagliata, Nicolà (Workshop of)




Bronze with somewhat rubbed black patina, mounted on a circular moulded bronze base with a screw hole in the centre. The triton is blowing a long conch, which he holds with his right hand, whilst holding his tail with his left hand. Cylindrical marble plinth.


History note: S.E. Kennedy, 24 Upper Brook Street, London, W., before 1904, when lent to the Winter Exhibition at the Royal Academy, (Catalogue, p. 50, no. 11, case G); Christie, Manson & Woods, 18 March 1918, Catalogue of the important collection of objects of art, antiquities, armour and arms formed by S.E. Kennedy, Esq., p. 57, lot 408, illustrated opposite. Leonard Daneham Cunliffe.

Legal notes

L.D. Cunliffe Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 13.2 cm
Height: 24.4 cm
Width: 14 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham


16th Century, Late-17th Century, Early#
Circa 1560 - 1630


Attrib. (Jaffé) to workshop of Nicolà Roccatagliata.

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Base composed of bronze
Figure composed of bronze
Plinth composed of marble

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast and patinated

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1938
Primary reference Number: 13897
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_4_1938
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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

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