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Bifurcate Triton with Spouting Fish: M.15-1979

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Bifurcate Triton with Spouting Fish

Maker(s)

Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Bronze, thick lacquer patina. Figure of a bearded Triton, with flowing curly hair, kneeling on an irregularly-shaped base. His torso is turned in contraposto. He holds a spouting fish over his left shoulder, supported with his right hand.

Notes

History note: With Copper & Adams; purchased in 1946 by Lt Col the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC (1892-1958)

Legal notes

Given anonymously, from the collection of Lt. Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC, in his memory

Measurements and weight

Height: 45.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1979) by Anonymous

Note

Although apparently a fountain figure, there is no passage for water to enter the fish from inside. The Triton tails are terminated arbitrarily and the fish-tail seems to be a cast-on replacement. Perhaps an after-cast?

Previously called Italian, 16th century. Purchased in 1946 by Lt Col. Boscawen, with attribution to Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli (1507-63).

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 27.6 cm Height 45 cm Width 40.2 cm
Base Length 49.2 cm

Materials used in production

Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast and patinated
Patinating

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.15-1979
Primary reference Number: 13988
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_15_1979
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Audit data

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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