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

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Figure of Sir Walter Scott with his Wolfhound Maida

Maker(s)

Factory: Copeland
Sculptor: Steell, John Robert, Sir

Entities

Categories

Description

Parian porcelain, slip cast.

Notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

Note

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.

School or Style

Victorian

People, subjects and objects depicted

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
  • Text: 'ASSOCIATION/FOR/THE PROMOTION OF/THE FINE ARTS/EDINBURGH'
  • Location: On the rear left-hand corner of the underside
  • Method of creation: In brown
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4-1973
Primary reference Number: 137167
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 April 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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