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The Eavesdropper: M.410-2015

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The Eavesdropper


Engraver: Agar, John Samuel
Publisher: Ackermann, Rudolph




Folding fan with a scene of three girls in conversation while picking flowers in a garden, and a boy watching them from behind a classical urn. After R. Westall RA delin. Agar Sculpt. R Ackermann Execution Strand.
Hand coloured stipple engraving, on gilt painted wooden sticks and ivory filet.


History note: Lennox Boyd Estate. Christie's no. 303

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


19th century
Production date: circa AD 1810

Components of the work

Sticks composed of wood gilt
Filet composed of ivory

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.410-2015
Primary reference Number: 204982
Sale number: 303
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Created: Monday 3 August 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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