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Paolo and Francesca: M.18-1972

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Paolo and Francesca


Ricketts, Charles de Sousy (Sculptor)


Bronze, cast.


History note: Charles and Lavinia Handley Read (both died 1971); purchased from Mr Thomas Stainton, the executor of the Handley-Read Estate

Legal notes

Bought with the Perceval Fund, and with grant-in-aid from the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Height: 32.0 cm
Length: 53.0 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1972) by Handley-Read Estate


Edward VII
Early 20th century
Production date: AD 1909

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Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 26.3 cm Height 32.3 cm Width 55.1 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.18-1972
Primary reference Number: 13386
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_18_1972
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 3 January 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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