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Sleeping Fox: M.5-2000

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Sleeping Fox


Unknown (Possibly)




Sleeping fox. Terracotta. The fox is lying down with its tail curled around its left hind leg, and its head, ears pricked, resting on the ground. Its eyes are open. The shallow circular base has striations and tool marks on the top around the fox. A circle of brown felt is stuck to the underside.

Legal notes

Paul Mellon Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 28.5 cm
Height: 8.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2000) by Mellon, Paul, the executors of


19th Century, Mid#
Louis-Phillipe I
Production date: circa AD 1840


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Printed in black 'OWNER' followed by 'MELLON, MR. PAUL' typed. Printed 'ARTIST' followed by 'FRENCH c.1840'. Printed 'TITLE' followed by 'Model of a Sleeping Fox/(terracotta)/PM' typed, and '8812' in black ink. Printed 'National Gallery of Art'.
  • Location: Stuck to felt
  • Method of creation: Printed in black, typed and in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-2000
Primary reference Number: 28434
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_5_2000
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 March 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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