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Leaping Horse: M.13-1997

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Leaping Horse


After Fanelli, Francesco (Sculptor)
Unknown (Founder)


Bronze, cast


History note: With Leitch & Kerin by 22 April 1939; purchased on 19 May 1939 (invoice: £120) by Lt Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC (1892-1958); 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: 12.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Second half of 17th century
Circa 1650 CE - Circa 1700 CE


This bronze originally was mounted by a separately-cast figure of Cupid. Purchased in 1939 as German, school of Peter Vischer, end of 16th century and now thought to be possibly German, 17th century. It has also been considered to be English (London) late 17th or early 18th century. The Cupid is shown in a photograph of 1939, but has since been lost.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 6.3 cm Height 12.2 cm Width 19 cm
Plinth Depth 8.2 cm Height 3.5 cm Width 21 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast and patinated

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.13-1997
Primary reference Number: 14120
Old object number: B.13.
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_13_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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