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Seated Putto with a Column: M.1-1982

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Seated Putto with a Column


Gerhard, Hubert (Production)


Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast, and gilt.

Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast, and gilt. The heavily cast putto balances the Tuscan column on top of his left leg and holds its top with his raised arm in his left hand. His right arm rests by his side, whilst his right foot is slightly raised, resting on his left ankle. His head is turned towards the left as he regards the column.


History note: With Daniel Katz Ltd, London, 1981; purchased through the Abbott Fund, with Grant-in-Aid from the Victoria and Albert Museum, and a contribution from the National Art-Collections Fund (Beatrice Wellic Stuart Bequest Fund).

Legal notes

Purchased with the Abbot Fund and with a contribution from the Beatrice Nellie Stuart Bequest Fund of the National Art Collections Fund and from the Museums and Galleries Commission.

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1982) by Daniel Katz Ltd.


4th quarter 16th century
Circa 1580 CE - 1585 1585 CE


Gerhard was born in 's Hertogenbosch c. 1540-50 and died, probably in Munich, before 1621.

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Components of the work

Decoration: composed of gold

Materials used in production

probably bronze Copper alloy Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast, chased, and gilded

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1982
Primary reference Number: 14114
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_1_1982
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 November 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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