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Mercury in Flight: M.18-1997

Object information


Mercury in Flight


After Giambologna (Jean Boulogne) (Sculptor)


Bronze, cast.


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


19th century
Circa 1800 CE - 1900 CE


After a model by Giambologna (1529-1608).

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 15.1 cm Height 35.5 cm Width 9.8 cm

Materials used in production


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 16 March 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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