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Boy: M.12-1991

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Boy, carved boxwood. The boy is nude with drapery. He stands on his right leg with his left foot resting on a skull. Cylindrical turned and ebonized wood pedestal.


History note: Purchased from M. Spero, March 1923 for £5.0.0.; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950. Transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


17th-18th Century
Circa 1600 CE - 1900 CE

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Components of the work

Figure Depth 3.3 cm Width 4.4 cm
Plinth Depth 6.5 cm Height 5.3 cm Width 5.3 cm

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Techniques used in production

Carving : Carved in the round

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.12-1991
Primary reference Number: 30373
Packing number: EWA 697
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_12_1991
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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