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Apollo and Daphne: M.178-2015

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Apollo and Daphne


Maker: Unknown




Folding fan, with a mythological scene of a metamorphosis. Depicting a man with a bow pursuing a girl, from whose fingertips sprout branches with two putti in clouds. To the right, a river god reclines in rushes and a putti flies off through trees.
Paper leaf with hand coloured stipple on carved and fretted sticks, with gold and silver decoration. Slightly earlier French sticks


History note: Lennox Boyd Estate. Christie's no. 326

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: circa AD 1790

Components of the work

Leaf composed of paper
Stick Decoration composed of gold silver

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.178-2015
Primary reference Number: 204743
Sale number: 326
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Audit data

Created: Monday 27 July 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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