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Reclining nude figure of Diana: C.3-1956

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Reclining nude figure of Diana


Modeller: Scheurich, Paul
Factory: Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur




Glazed hard-paste porcelain

Hard-paste porcelain moulded and glazed overall except for the flat edge of the underside, which is slightly concave and has three large 'patch marks', and a small circular ventilation hole under the viewer's right end. The oval base has a moulding round the edge, and is moulded in slight relief to resemble a grassy ground and rises up into a rock on the right. The slender woman has curling hair drawn back from her forehead and hanging down in two strands onto her shoulders. She is nude apart from her sandals, and a drape over her right thigh. She reclines with her right leg slightly bent and crossed over her left, and leans on her left elbow supported by the rock. Her head is turned over her right shoulder and tilted slightly downwards, and her right hand rests on the drape.


History note: Purchased from M. Macussen, London

Legal notes

Purchased with the Ralph Griffin Fund, from M. Macussen

Measurements and weight

Height: 22 cm
Length: 39.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Berlin ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1956-04-26) by Macussen, M.


20th Century, Early
Circa 1917 CE - 1918 CE


Scheurich modelled this figure in 1912 and sold the model to the factory in 1917/18.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Base Length 36 cm Width 17.8 cm

Materials used in production

clear; feldspathic presumed Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and glazed
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: baton
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Underglaze in blue
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: an open black outlined cross with a black cross within it

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed or stamped
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 16011
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Model number
  • Text: S
  • Location: On base near number
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: Böhn M
  • Location: On edge of end of base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Scheurich
  • Location: On applied rectangular plaque
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-1956
Primary reference Number: 140252
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 October 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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