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Pacing Horse: M.32-1997

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Current Location: In storage


Pacing Horse


Production: Unknown




Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast, with silvered eyes. The horse is decked in a collar, with right fore-leg raised, tail and forelock dressed, and mane hogged and notched.


History note: W.M. De Zoete, Layer Breton, Colchester and Blenheim House, North Berwick; His Sale, Sotheby's, London, 3 April 1935, lot 319; E.L. Paget Collection; His Sale, Sotheby's, London, 12 October 1949, lot 207; bought A. Spero (£400); purchased 1949 by Lt Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC (1892-1958); bequeathed to his sister, the Hon. Mrs Pamela Sherek; 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.

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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: 24.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, Early#
Circa 1500 CE - 1530 CE


Adapted from one of the horses of San Marco, Venice.

School or Style



  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work


Materials used in production

probably bronze Copper alloy

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast, with silvered eyes

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.32-1997
Primary reference Number: 14032
Old object number: B.33.
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_32_1997
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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