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Figure of Sir Walter Scott with his Wolfhound Maida: C.4-1973

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Figure of Sir Walter Scott with his Wolfhound Maida


Factory: Copeland
Sculptor: Steell, John Robert, Sir




Parian porcelain, slip cast.


History note: A.N.L. Munby, Lit. D., Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 34.5 cm
Length: 27.5 cm
Width: 23.8 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid-19th Century
Victoria I
Production date: circa AD 1851


This Parian group was commissioned in 1850 by the Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Edinburgh (founded 1834) for distribution to its members. It was based on the Scott Memorial in Princess Street, Edimburgh, 1846, by Sir John Steell, RSA (1804-1891), and copied from a reduced version in marble of 1849.

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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 side of the base on the back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 'J STEELL Sculp/EDIN.1850'
  • Location: On the back, on the rocky seat
  • Type: Inscription
  • Location: On the rear left-hand corner of the underside
  • Method of creation: In brown
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4-1973
Primary reference Number: 137167
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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