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2006 Acquisitions

Please note that recent acquisitions are not necessarily on display in the museum.

The Newton Hall Athena

The Newton Hall Athena

This statue of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and of war, has recently been allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum by HM Government, as a gift to the nation in lieu of inheritance tax.

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Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)<br /><em>Convolvulus and Tree-frog</em>

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Convolvulus and Tree-frog

Colour print from woodblocks, from the untitled series of ten prints published by Nichimuraya Yohachi (Eijūdo) c.1832; signed: zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu; publisher’s mark Eijūdo; censor’s seal: kiwame; from the collection of Edwin and Irma Grabhorn, by whom sold to Israel Goldman in 2006; reproduced in Jack Hillier, Landscape Prints of Old Japan, The Book Club of San Francisco, 1960, plate 24.

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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Femme Torero (or Dernier Baiser)
1934, etching printed on vergé de Montval paper, 49.6 x 69.2 cm
Bought from the Gow Fund with contributions from The Art Fund and the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund 2006 (P.17-2006).

La Grande Corrida avec Femme Torero
1934, etching printed on vélin de Rives paper, 49 x 64 cm
Bought from the Gow Fund with contributions from The Art Fund and the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund 2006 (P.16-2006).

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