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Head of a Child: M.17-1979

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Current Location: In storage


Head of a Child


Sculptor: Unknown (Uncertain)
Unknown (Uncertain)




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


15th Century, Late
Circa 1490 CE - 1500 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

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

References and bibliographic entries

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: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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