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Satyr with two children, holding a tambourine filled with fruit: M.38-1997

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Satyr with two children, holding a tambourine filled with fruit
Satyre avec deux enfants, portant un tambour de basque chargé de fruits


Sculptor: Clodion (Claude Michel) (After)
Founder: Unknown




Bronze, cast


History note: (with M.39-1997) Sir Alfred Beit Collection; His Sale, Sotheby's, London, 7 October 1948, lot 125; bt Alfred Spero (£15). Purchased by Lt Col the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC (1892-1958); bequeathed to his sister, the Hon. Mrs Pamela Sherek

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Hon. Mrs Pamela Sherek, from the collection of the late Lt Col. the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC, in his memory.

Measurements and weight

Height: 48.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1995) by Sherek, Pamela


19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - 1900 CE


This group and its pendant (M.39-1997) are only known through 19th-century copies and not from original Clodion models. It has been suggested that both bronzes were probably cast by the Barbédienne foundry in Paris.

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Plinth Depth 27.5 cm Height 6.5 cm Width 27.5 cm
Sculpture Depth 31.4 cm Height 49 cm Width 33.4 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.38-1997
Primary reference Number: 13779
Old object number: B.39.
Old object number: 319
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_38_1997
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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