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Mercury in Flight: M.18-1997

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Mercury in Flight

Maker(s)

Sculptor: Giambologna (Jean Boulogne) (After)

Entities

Categories

Description

Bronze, cast.

Notes

History note: S.B. Joel Collection; His Sale, Christie's, London, 29-30 May 1935, lot 69 (bt Couling: £54. 12. 0); with A. Spero by early 1937; sold to Lt. Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC (1892-1958) on 13 April 1937 (invoice: £31); bequeathed to his sister, the Hon. Mrs Pamela Sherek.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Hon. Mrs Pamela Sherek, from the collection of the late Lt Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC, in his memory

Measurements and weight

Height: 35.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1995) by Sherek, Pamela

Dating

19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - 1900 CE

Note

After a model by Giambologna (1529-1608).

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 15.1 cm Height 35.5 cm Width 9.8 cm

Materials used in production

Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.18-1997
Primary reference Number: 14021
Old object number: B.18.
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_18_1997
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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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