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Venus and Adonis with Cupid: EC.29-1941

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Venus and Adonis with Cupid

Maker(s)

Factory: Bristol Porcelain Manufactory

Entities

Categories

Description

Porcelain figure group of Venus and Adonis with Cupid, moulded and glazed.
A toga clad Venus reclines on a rock with Adonis sitting at her side, leaning towards her. At her feet is cupid. A basket of flowers is on the other side.

Notes

History note: Sotheby's, 8 May 1941, lot 43. Catalogue of Fine Porcelain and Important Furniture removed from Newton Park, Bristol and sold by order of the executors of the Rt Hon. Algernon William Stephen fifth Earl Temple

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 10 1/4 in
Width: 11 in

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1941-06-12) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Second half of 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1770

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Glaze
Porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Porcelain, moulded and glazed
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.29-1941
Primary reference Number: 131348
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 June 2021 Last processed: Thursday 17 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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