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Head of a Child: M.17-1979

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Head of a Child


Uncertain Unknown (Sculptor)
Uncertain Unknown


Bronze, cast


History note: Frédéric Spitzer Collection, Paris; His Sale, 1892; E.G. Raphael Collection, Mayfair; with Copper & Adams by 16 Sept. 1943; purchased by Lt Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC (1892-1958), 25 Feb. 1944

Legal notes

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

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ Northern Italy ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1979) by Anonymous


Late 15th century
Circa 1490 CE - 1500 1500 CE

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Plinth: Depth 7.8 cm Height 3.8 cm Width 10 cm
Head Only: Depth 8.3 cm Height 10.0 cm Width 9.1 cm
Sculpture: Depth 9.1 cm Height 10 cm Width 8.7 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

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Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.17-1979
Primary reference Number: 13991
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_17_1979
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 November 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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