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Catching the Cock, by Michael Flyn

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An image of Studio Ceramics. Contemporary Craft. Catching the Cock. Flyn, Michael (British, b. 1947). Figure of a nude man on a small, shallow, triangular base with uneven sides, and of uneven height. He stands on the ball of his right foot. His right leg is bent at the knee, and his left leg, also bent at the knee, is crossed in front of the other leg with the foot in the air. His torso is leaning slightly to the left as he reaches out with both arms to grasp a cockerel which is flying towards the viewer. The man has a long nose, large ears, and hair flying out into two points at the back. His 'cock' is erect (it would probably have dropped off during firing otherwise). Porcelain hand-modelled, glazed and painted with dabs of turquoise-blue, green, yellow, orange, and dark red. Height, whole, 32.8 cm, 1999. Gift of Nicholas and Judith Goodison through the National Art Collections Fund.

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Studio Ceramics. Contemporary Craft. Catching the Cock. Flyn, Michael (British, b. 1947). Figure of a nude man on a small, shallow, triangular base with uneven sides, and of uneven height. He stands on the ball of his right foot. His right leg is bent at the knee, and his left leg, also bent at the knee, is crossed in front of the other leg with the foot in the air. His torso is leaning slightly to the left as he reaches out with both arms to grasp a cockerel which is flying towards the viewer. The man has a long nose, large ears, and hair flying out into two points at the back. His 'cock' is erect (it would probably have dropped off during firing otherwise). Porcelain hand-modelled, glazed and painted with dabs of turquoise-blue, green, yellow, orange, and dark red. Height, whole, 32.8 cm, 1999. Gift of Nicholas and Judith Goodison through the National Art Collections Fund.

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  • Accession Number: C.15-1999
  • © Michael Flynn. Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/45.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 769 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 393.05kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 45/1

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