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The Bully: GPL.167-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Bully

Maker(s)

Factory: F. & R. Pratt & Co.
Painter: Mulready, William (After)
Engraver: Austin, Jesse

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Description

White earthenware, moulded, decorated with coloured transfer prints under a slightly blue-green, crazed glaze. Blue, yellow and red with a brown key plate. Circular with a sloping rim, flat central area and recessed base. 'The Bully', after William Mulready, R.A., inscribed 'W MULREADY RA PINX' and signed 'J AUSTIN SCULP'. Encircled by a narrow border of conjoined bell flowers; outer oak leaf and acorn border on a grey-green ground.

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 'The Wolf and the Lamb' by W. Mulready, illustrated in the Art Journal for 1856, p. 36. Engraved by C.W. Sharpe, though an engraving by J.H. Robinson had been published earlier but the plate destroyed. Size of painting 2ft x 1ft 8in.

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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, crazed glaze, brown key plate

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W MULREADY RA PINX
  • Location: On top of plate
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Text: J AUSTIN SCULP
  • Location: On top of plate
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: BAXTER TIMES/JAN. 1923/p. 229
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: GPL.167-1928
Primary reference Number: 15089
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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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