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The return of a hero: M.54-2015

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The return of a hero


Maker: Unknown




Hand painted paper leaf, the verso with a woman and cupid by ruins. The ivory sticks finely fretted and carved with an overall floral pattern.


History note: The Lennox Boyd Collection. Christies no. 39

Legal notes

Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax from The Lennox Boyd Estate

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2015-04-27) by H.M. Government


18th century
Production date: circa AD 1760

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Components of the work

Leaf composed of paper paint
Sticks composed of ivory

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.54-2015
Primary reference Number: 205118
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 13 August 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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