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Happy Dream: C.864-2016

Object information

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Happy Dream


Manufacturer: Copeland
Sculptor: Malempré, Louis-Auguste
Distributor: Crystal Palace Art Union




Without socle


History note: Unknown before G.D.V. Glynn; the estate of G. D. V. Glynn

Legal notes

Accepted by H. M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax from the estate of G. D. V. Glynn, and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Place(s) associated

  • Stoke-on-Trent ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England
  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2016-01-25) by H.M. Government


Late 19th Century
Victoria I
Production date: AD 1875


Louis Auguste Malempré was born in Antwerp about 1820. He was active as a sculptor in England between 1852 and about 1885, and died in London in 1888. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1852 and 1879.

Materials used in production

Parian (porcelain)

Techniques used in production

Slip casting

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: At top of reverse of bust
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Title
  • Location: Impressed on reverse of bust
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: COPELAND/F/75
  • Location: At bottom of reverse of bust
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: L.A. MALEMPRE. RED
  • Location: At bottom right of reverse of bust
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Name

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.864-2016
Primary reference Number: 215864
Old number: 109
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 24 May 2017 Updated: Tuesday 6 November 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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