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A Mythological Scene: M.126-2015

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A Mythological Scene


Maker: Unknown




Folding fan, depicting a woman kneeling by a basket of blue flowers, while next to her sits a woman who is being watched by Cupid.
Paper leaf with hand coloured etching on carved and pierced ivory sticks and guards.

Three sticks have been repaired, two are glued together


History note: Lennox Boyd Estate. Christie's no. 254

Legal notes

Accepted by H. M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax from the Lennox Boyd Estate

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2015-04-27) by H.M. Government


18th Century
Production date: AD 1750

Components of the work

Leaf composed of paper
Guard Repair composed of glue
Sticks, Guards composed of ivory

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.126-2015
Primary reference Number: 204690
Sale number: 254
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Audit data

Created: Friday 24 July 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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