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The Truant: GPL.166-1928

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Titles

The Truant

Maker(s)

F. & R. Pratt & Co. (Factory)
After Webster, Thomas (Painter)

Description

White earthenware, moulded, decorated with coloured transfer prints under a slightly blue-green, finely crazed glaze. Blue, yellow and red with a brown key plate. Circular with a sloping rim and flat central area. 'The Truant', after Going to School by Thomas Webster, R.A., inscribed 'T. Webster 1834'. Encircled by a narrow border of conjoined bell flowers; outer oak leaf and acorn border on a grey-green ground. On the base, printed in brown 'THE TRUANT/BY/T WEBSTER'.

Notes

History note: Bought by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher in 1924

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Fenton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Mid-late 19th Century
Circa 1850 CE - 1900 CE

Note

Engraving after original painting by T. Webster illustrated in Art Journal for 1849, p. 322, though painting first exhibited in 1836. Engraved by T. Phillibrown. Size of painting 1ft 5 in x 1ft 2½ in.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Glaze composed of lead-glaze Decoration

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware, decorated with coloured transfer prints under a slightly blue-green, finely crazed glaze, brown key plate

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: T. Webster 1834
  • Location: On top of plate
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Text: THE TRUANT/BY/T WEBSTER
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Printed in brown
  • Text: BAXTER TIMES/FEB.1925/p. 262
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: GPL.166-1928
Primary reference Number: 15085
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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