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Object information

Current Location: In storage




Ceramicist: Wine, Jesse



Hi-fire stoneware, sculpted and fired to cone 3 with rust-like finish from oxidised iron filings.

Distorted leg form without knee or ankle, the calf protruding and standing on flattened foot which has four over-sized toes, each with a slightly raised toenail. The underside of the foot is formed. The top of the leg is flat. The surface is rough, in varying brown and red-brown hues, which emphasise the contours of the leg.


History note: Purchased from Mary Mary Gallery, Glasgow, with the Dr John Shakeshaft Fund

Legal notes

Bought with the Dr John Shakeshaft Fund

Measurements and weight

Depth: 25 cm
Height: 56 cm
Width: 13 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • New York ⪼ New York ⪼ USA

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2017-04-24) by Wine, Jesse


Early 21st Century
Production date: AD 2016


Jesse Wine, born in Chester in 1983, studied at Camberwell College of Arts and the Royal College of Art and now lives and works in New York. In 2016, he was commissioned by Kettle’s Yard to produce ‘Sludgy Portrait of Himself’, an audio tour bringing together objects from the Museum of Cambridge, modern artworks from the Kettle’s Yard collection and his own sculptures. The tour examined the relationship between art, craft, storytelling and entertainment, inspired by the story of local folklore character Joseph Hempstall who, lost on Wicken Fen, was said to haunt the area warning ‘As I am now, so one day will ye be’. This piece, one of three produced specially for the exhibition, responds also to a giant’s boot in the Museum collection. In the artist’s own words, it ‘explains the whole show in one object, there’s movement, giant-ness, dismembered-ness and a lot of life’ in the sculpture.

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of oxydised iron filings

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Modelling : Stoneware, sculpted and fired, finished with oxidised iron filings.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.12-2017
Primary reference Number: 216123
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 8 June 2017 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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