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

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Charlotte Mourning at the Tomb of Werther


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




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.


History note: Unknown before testator

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.8 cm
Length: 11.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
Circa 1790 CE - 1800 CE


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.

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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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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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