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Classical Mythology Scene: M.223-2015

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Titles

Classical Mythology Scene

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

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

Notes

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

Dating

18th century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1740

School or Style

Chinoiserie

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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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 28 July 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Folding fan" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/204788 Accessed: 2021-10-13 18:37:02

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