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Demosthenes, by Enoch Wood, Staffordshire Pottery

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An image of Figure/Pearlware. Demosthenes (384-322 BC). Wood, Enoch (British, 1759-1840). Cheere, John, sculptor, after (British, 1709-1787). Demosthenes stands on his left leg with his right advanced. He leans forward, extending his right arm and holding up his cloak up to his chest with his left hand. He has black hair and beard, and wears a white tunic and a long turquoise cloak with a pink lining and yellow fringe. On the viewer's right there is a tall pedestal veined in black to resemble marble, and decorated on the front in relief with a green swag above an arched panel enclosing a scene showing a small figure of Demosthenes standing on a rocky promontory addressing the waves, with two sailing ships in the distance, and overhead, a larger figure of Hermes/Mercury holding a caduceus with a cloud below him. Earthenware with blue-tinted lead-glaze, painted in enamel, height, whole, 48.2 cm, circa 1790-1810. Baroque.

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Figure/Pearlware. Demosthenes (384-322 BC). Wood, Enoch (British, 1759-1840). Cheere, John, sculptor, after (British, 1709-1787). Demosthenes stands on his left leg with his right advanced. He leans forward, extending his right arm and holding up his cloak up to his chest with his left hand. He has black hair and beard, and wears a white tunic and a long turquoise cloak with a pink lining and yellow fringe. On the viewer's right there is a tall pedestal veined in black to resemble marble, and decorated on the front in relief with a green swag above an arched panel enclosing a scene showing a small figure of Demosthenes standing on a rocky promontory addressing the waves, with two sailing ships in the distance, and overhead, a larger figure of Hermes/Mercury holding a caduceus with a cloud below him. Earthenware with blue-tinted lead-glaze, painted in enamel, height, whole, 48.2 cm, circa 1790-1810. Baroque.

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  • Accession Number: C.900-1928
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Image Library; Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 873 pixels
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