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Pacing Horse: M.32-1997

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Titles

Pacing Horse

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

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.

Notes

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.

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: 24.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 16th Century
Circa 1500 CE - 1530 1530 CE

Note

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

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Eyes:

Materials used in production

probably bronze Copper alloy Bronze

Techniques used in production

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

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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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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 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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