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Reclining Female Figure: M.15-1972

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Reclining Female Figure


Sculptor: Dobson, Frank




Terracotta. The woman reclines on her left side, supporting her head on her left hand, and has her right arm across her chest and its hand resting on her left shoulder. Her knees are together and bent, and a drape passes over her left thigh and onto the ground in front of her.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs M.E.L. Brownlow

Measurements and weight

Depth: 10.1 cm
Height: 12.5 cm
Width: 27.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1972) by Brownlow, M. E. L., Mrs


Mid 20th century
George VI
Production date: AD 1943

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Hand-modelled : Terracotta

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.15-1972
Primary reference Number: 29822
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_15_1972
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 18 August 2022 Last processed: Thursday 18 August 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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