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Queen of Diamonds: M.8-2017

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Current Location: In storage


Queen of Diamonds


Maker: Finlay, Anne




Coloured corrugated papers, layered and bonded with PVA; steel pin

White, red and blue corrugated papers. The white layered to form a diamond shape, the layers running parallel to two of the sides. A thin red line runs around the left hand acute corner, joined by a red line across the body to form a triangle. A similar, but slightly smaller triangle sits around the right hand corner. On the back a long steel pin attached at two points.


History note: Art Direct, London, from where purchased by the donors.

Legal notes

Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Depth: 4.5 cm
Height: 0.9 cm
Width: 8.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2017-11-20) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


20th Century, Late#
Elizabeth II
Circa 2010 CE - 2017 CE


Anne Finlay was a featured artist at the Contemporary Applied Arts showcase ‘Architectural Jewellery’, held in London, September 2017.

InterestAnne Finlay (b.1953, Wick, Scotland) studied at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen. She has worked with a range of materials, including PVC, stainless steel and acrylics, laser cut or stamped out with dyes, scored, folded and glued. Her work is sculptural and plays with rich colours and geometric shapes. A more recent interest is in paper, a natural material which offers new freedoms in design and making, including simple, slow hand-building processes. In these pieces, she has layered strips of corrugated paper with PVA, creating bold, 3-dimensional blocks of colour and pattern and exploiting the flexibility of the strips to explore curves.

Components of the work

Fastener composed of steel

Materials used in production

Corrugated paper

Techniques used in production

Hand-building : Layered papers, bonded with PVA; steel pin

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: AF
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Handwritten in red ink
  • Type: Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8-2017
Primary reference Number: 223086
Entry form no.: 1336
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 19 December 2017 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 29 September 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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