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Sleeping Nymph: M.40-1997

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Titles

Sleeping Nymph

Maker(s)

Unknown (Sculptor)

Description

Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast. The nymph is seated with her left leg extended. Her right arm is raised and bent at the elbow, and she rests her head on her right hand. Her left hand rests between her thighs. The bronze is supported by a shallow circular marble plinth attached to a rectangular dark green veined marble plinth.

Notes

History note: Alfred Spero, London; sold 19 November 1937 (£300) to Lt Col the Hon. M.T. Boscawen, DSO, MC; bequeathed to his sister, the Hon. Mrs Pamela Sherek; 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.

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: 14.7 cm
Length: 15 cm
Width: 8.8 cm

Relative size of this object

15 cm14.7 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Mantua ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1997-01-20) by Sherek, Pamela

Dating

Early 16th Century
Circa 1500 CE - 1525 1525 CE

Note

Perhaps Mantuan. Previously published (Arts Council, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1961, no. 50) as Paduan

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

probably bronze Copper alloy Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.40-1997
Primary reference Number: 14044
Old object number: B.41.
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_40_1997
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 29 September 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 29 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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