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Hope nursing Love: M.261-2015

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Hope nursing Love


Maker: Unknown




Folding fan. Medallion of Hope suckling Love. To the left, a medallion of woman in classical dress holding a mask of a man's head. To the right, a woman in classical dress holds a bunch of grapes.
Gauze leaf hand painted with flora and fauna, and decorated with three applied stipple medallions in the 'Pompeian Style'. The central oval is after the celebrated painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. The leaf is on pierced and fretted ivory sticks and guards painted to imitate Wedgwood Jasper plaques.


History note: From the collection of Martin Willcocks Lennox Boyd Estate. Christie's no. 976

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 1785

Components of the work

Leaf composed of gauze
Sticks composed of ivory
Sticks, Guards

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.261-2015
Primary reference Number: 204829
Sale number: 976
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 28 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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