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Mercury and Cupid: M.1-1963

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Mercury and Cupid


Sculptor: Duquesnoy, François (il Fiammingo) (After)




Bronze, cast


History note: Peel and Humphris, Bond Street, London.

Legal notes

Bought with the Roger Packman Hinks bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 29 cm
Height: 72.7 cm
Width: 36.4 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1963-10-10) by Peel and Humphris


19th century
Circa 1800 CE - 1900 CE


After a model by François Duquesnoy of c. 1630

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1963
Primary reference Number: 13971
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1963
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 20 December 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 14 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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