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Kneeling Angel: M.11B-1991

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Kneeling Angel






Kneeling angel, a pair with M.11A-1991. Carved wood, gessoed, painted and gilded. The 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 left knee and with its left hand supports the top of a shield resting on the ground, which is painted with the Virgin Mary.


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: 31.7 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 gilt gesso

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: 559
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in indelible pencil
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.11B-1991
Primary reference Number: 30381
Packing number: EWA 78
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_11B_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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