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Head of a Child on a Quatrefoil: M.17-1950

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Head of a Child on a Quatrefoil


Uncertain Unknown


Bronze relief. The head is modelled in full relief and turned to the left; slight drapery over the shoulders is executed in low relief. The plaque is the shape of a quatrefoil. Dark brown patina, more polished on the head than on the quatrefoil.


History note: Henry Harris Collection; His Sale, Sotheby's, 24 October 1950, The Henry Harris Collection, Catalogue of the celebrated collection of Renaissance works of art and paintings, the property of Henry Harris (decd.), p. 19, lot 102; sold for £190 to Carl Winter for the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Bought with the Leverton Harris Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1950) by Sotheby's


Second half of 15th century
Circa 1465 - 1500

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Head Depth 11.5 cm Height 15 cm Width 13.8 cm
Plinth Depth 7.8 cm Height 5.2 cm Width 13.8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Patinating : Bronze, in relief, patinated

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.17-1950
Primary reference Number: 13912
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_17_1950
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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