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Lord George Bentinck (1802-48): C.3-1973

Object information

Titles

Lord George Bentinck (1802-48)

Maker(s)

Copeland (Factory)
After d'Orsay, Alfred, Comte (Sculptor)

Description

Parian porcelain, slip-cast. The sitter faces front with his head turned slightly to his left. The bust is inscribed on the back, 'Count d'Orsay/Sculpt 1848', and is attached to the socle by a screw.

Notes

History note: From the collection of A.N.L. Mumby, Litt D. , Cambridge, (no. P10 in collection)

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 24 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England
  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1973-03-15) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

Mid-19th Century
Victoria I
Production date: circa AD/CE 1848

Note

From the late 1840s Parian replaced biscuit porcelain as the most fashionable material for ceramic busts. Copeland and Garrett are usually given the credit for introducing a new porcellaneous body which had a close resemblance to marble, and was suitable for the slip casting process. Although Copeland called their invention 'statuary porcelain', it soon became generally known as Parian, the name chosen for the Minton equivalent.

School or Style

Victorian

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Socle: Diameter 8 cm

Materials used in production

Parian (porcelain)

Techniques used in production

Slip casting : Parian porcelain, slip cast

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: COPELAND
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Factory mark
  • Text: 'Count d'Orsay/Sculpt 1848'
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-1973
Primary reference Number: 137165
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 29 September 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Bust" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/137165 Accessed: 2021-12-01 03:57:59

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