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Kneeling Angel: M.11A-1991

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Kneeling Angel






Kneeling angel, pair with M.11B-1991. Carved wood, gessoed, painted and gilded. Angel wears a diadem on its curly hair, and a long gown with a turned down collar and crossed straps at the front, one hanging down in front and other behind. The angel kneels on its right knee and supports a column on its left knee, holding it with its left hand. With its right hand it supports the top of a shield resting on the ground, which is painted with the Angel Gabriel.


History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950. Transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Height: 33.0 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


15th Century#
Circa 1400 - 1500


North Italian?

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paint gold

Materials used in production

Wood (plant material)

Techniques used in production

Carving : Carved wood, gessoed, painted and gilded

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a circular label with serrated edge

  • Text: 239
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in indelible pencil
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.11A-1991
Primary reference Number: 30380
Packing number: EWA 78
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_11A_1991
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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