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Charlotte Mourning at the Tomb of Werther: C.108-1961

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Charlotte Mourning at the Tomb of Werther

Maker(s)

Factory: Wedgwood
Designer: Templetown, Elizabeth, Lady
Modeller: Hackwood, William

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Description

Jasper, white with pale greyish-blue wash on the upper surface, and white relief. Oval. Charlotte, in profile to left, kneels mourning before an urn on a pedestal. A dog sits behind her. On the reverse there two circular holes close together and one further to the right.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.8 cm
Length: 11.1 cm

Relative size of this object

11.1 cm8.8 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

Late 18th century
Circa 1790 CE - 1800 CE

Note

Josiah Wedgwood I or Wedgwood & Byerley

The design for this subject from Goethe’s, The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774), is attributed to Lady Elizabeth Templetown (1747-1823), who first supplied designs to Wedgwood in about 1783, when Josiah Wedgwood wrote to her, asking for more.

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Reliefs

Materials used in production

Jasper ware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.108-1961
Primary reference Number: 11442
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Audit data

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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