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Classical Mythology Scene: M.223-2015

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Classical Mythology Scene


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Folding fan depicting a scene from classical mythology. An empress sits on a raised throne and rules, before her are three soldiers in roman military dress.
Paper leaf with hand coloured etching on shaped sticks and guards, decorated with painted chinoiseries


History note: Lennox Boyd Estate. Christie's no. 383

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/CE 1740

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Components of the work

Leaf: composed of paper Sticks, Guards:

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.223-2015
Primary reference Number: 204788
Sale number: 383
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Created: Tuesday 28 July 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 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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