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Seated Sportsman with Dog: C.66-1933

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Seated Sportsman with Dog


Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory




Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Seated Sportsman with Dog, press-moulded, and covered with lead-glaze which has black speckles.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Seated Sportsman with Dog, press-moulded, and covered with lead-glaze which has black speckles, particularly on the upper part of the sportsman's body and near the back lower edge of his coat. The glaze extends over part of the open underside and up into the figure. The base is approxim-ately square with a swirly surface, and has a broad tree stump at the back. The sports-man sits on the stump, resting his left elbow on the top of the branch, and supporting his gun with that hand. His left leg is bent and his right leg is extended so that the foot projects a little way over the front edge of the base. His right hand is across his body and his hand rests on his left thigh. He has a queue, and wears a tricorn hat with a button on the front, a shirt, a jacket with buttons down the front and on the lower part of the sleeves, turned up breeches, gaiters, and shoes. He has a small bag slung on a strap across his body. A small dog sits beside his right leg.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. A.V. Valentine-Richards

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933) by Valentine-Richards, A. V., The Rev


18th Century, second half#
George III
Circa 1765 - 1774

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
presumed phosphatic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, press-moulded, and covered with lead-glaze which has black speckles

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.66-1933
Primary reference Number: 41964
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 July 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 23 January 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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