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Boy representing Painting or 'The Infant Artist': C.43-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Boy representing Painting or 'The Infant Artist'

Maker(s)

Factory: Vauxhall Porcelain Factory (Probably)
Factory: Longton Hall Porcelain Manufactory (Former attribution)
Potter: Littler, William (Former attribution)

Entities

Categories

Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a Boy representing Painting or 'The Infant Artist', decorated in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain slip-cast, glazed, and painted onglaze in green, yellow, purplish-pink, red and brown. The infant artist stands on a scrolled base beside a tree stump. He holds his palette over his left arm and his paint brush in his right hand.

Notes

History note: Dr and Mrs Hugh Statham Collection; on Dr Statham's death in 1967 it remained in Mrs Hugh (Margaret) Statham's possession until her death in 1970; Miss Beryl Statham, by whom lent anonymously (Statham Loan 18-1970), and bequeathed in 1990. Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Statham, accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax, and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England
  • Longton Hall ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1992) by H.M. Government

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George II
Circa 1756 CE - 1760 CE

Note

Attributed to Longton Hall on accession, but this model was tentatively associated with Vauxhall by Dr Bernard Watney in 1989, a view reiterated in 2014 by Roger Massey, a member of the English Ceramic Circle.

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green, yellow, purplish-pink, red and brown)

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, glazed, and painted onglaze in green, yellow, purplish-pink, red and brown enamels
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.43-1992
Primary reference Number: 38170
Old loan number: Statham Loan 18-1970
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2016 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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