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Parian figure of Una and the Lion, Minton factory

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An image of Figure Group. Una and the Lion or Purity. Minton Factory, Stoke on Trent. Bell, John, modeller (British, 1811-1895). The figures are supported on a rectangular base with a flange round the outer edge underneath on which it rests. The lion is walking to the left and has its left front paw raised slightly, Its left back paw is forward and the right back paw is back. The tip of the tail rests on the ground. The lion is partly covered by a loose drape on which Una sits. She is nude and looks modestly downwards. Her right leg is crossed over her left and she holds a piece of the Lion's mane in her right hand. Parian porcelain, slip-cast, height, whole, 37.5 cm, length, whole, 37.8 cm, 1860. Victorian.

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Figure Group. Una and the Lion or Purity. Minton Factory, Stoke on Trent. Bell, John, modeller (British, 1811-1895). The figures are supported on a rectangular base with a flange round the outer edge underneath on which it rests. The lion is walking to the left and has its left front paw raised slightly, Its left back paw is forward and the right back paw is back. The tip of the tail rests on the ground. The lion is partly covered by a loose drape on which Una sits. She is nude and looks modestly downwards. Her right leg is crossed over her left and she holds a piece of the Lion's mane in her right hand. Parian porcelain, slip-cast, height, whole, 37.5 cm, length, whole, 37.8 cm, 1860. Victorian.

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  • Accession Number: C.1-1973
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 821 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 78.90kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1

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19th Century animal animal figure animals British School English Faerie Queene female female nude figure figure group Fitz_AA John Bell lions literary figures mane Minton Minton factory nude parian porcelain purity rider riding seated sitting slip cast slipware Victorian white woman

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