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Spanish Dancer: C.7-2020

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Spanish Dancer


Artist: Cooper, Susie




Earthenware, moulded with modelled additions, painted in glaze with dark and light blue and light brown enamel. With solid wood plinth.

Earthenware, moulded with modelled additions, painted in glaze with dark and light blue and light brown enamel. With solid wood plinth.

Earthenware figure of a dancing Spanish woman on a flat rectangular base, her head and body inclined, her right hand holding a handkerchief and her left holding up her skirts, right foot pointing forwards. She wears a tall white head-dress with a veil down her back; a deep blue gown over an under-dress with square, frilled neck and ruffled sleeves; and blue shoes. Her under-dress is decorated in brown to suggest gold lace around the hem. The underside is open.
Plinth of dark stained solid wood, rectangular with cut corners, containing rim added to the top. Unmarked.


History note: Formerly in the collection of Susie Cooper; bequeathed to her son, Timothy Barker, who gave it to the Museum.

Legal notes

Given by Timothy Barker, son of Susie Cooper and Cecil Barker

Measurements and weight

Depth: 14 cm
Height: 34.7 cm
Width: 14.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2020-04-27) by Barker, Timothy


1919 - 1922


Modelled by Susie Cooper when she was a student at Burlsem School of Art, ‘Spanish Dancer’ shows both her interest in fashion and her fastidious attention to detail.

Components of the work

Plinth composed of wood
Figure Height 29.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7-2020
Primary reference Number: 279152
Entry form number: 511
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 16 December 2020 Updated: Wednesday 16 March 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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