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Box: M.9 & A & B-1980

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Maker(s)

Possibly Stobwasser, Johann Heinrich (Maker)

Description

Papier-mâché, lacquered and painted; the painting on the lid depicting a reclining woman in a peach coloured dress, the removable inner base depicting an erotic scene

Papier-mâché, lacquered and painted; circular with slightly concave sides and a flat pull-off lid; the inner section removable. The base, sides and interior are lacquered black The lid is painted in polychrome with a young woman, wearing a peach coloured dress, and reclining on a tasselled cusion beneath a green drape. She dreams of her lover, who is possibly represented in the statue which is seen through the window embrasure on her left. The base of the false lining depicts an erotic scene and is inscribed 'Thomasnacht'.

Legal notes

Given by J.R.V. Smyth, Esq.

Place(s) associated

  • Brunswick ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1980-06-02) by Smyth, J. R. V.

Dating

Late 18th or early 19th century
After 1763 CE - 1840 1840 CE

Note

Possibly produced in the factory of Johann Heinrich Stobwasser where nearly 100 workers produced painted goods, including papier-mâché boxes with hidden erotic scenes

School or Style

German

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface: composed of lacquer Box: composed of papier-mâché Decoration: composed of paint Box And Lid: Diameter 9.3 cm Height 2.2 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Thomasnacht
  • Location: On the base of the false bottom
  • Method of creation: Painted

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.9 & A & B-1980
Primary reference Number: 150726
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 19 September 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Box" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/150726 Accessed: 2021-12-06 11:02:43

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