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Seated Minstrel or Troubadour representing Hearing from a Set of Senses: C.32-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Seated Minstrel or Troubadour representing Hearing from a Set of Senses

Maker(s)

Factory: Bow Porcelain Manufactory

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Seated Minstrel or Troubadour, press-moulded, and painted overglaze in polychrome enamels.

Soft-paste porcelain containing bone ash, figure of a Seated Minstrel or Troubadour, press-moulded, and painted over lead-glaze in yellow, green, red, brown, purple, and dark grey enamels. The unglazed underside of the roughly oval base is flat and has a circular ventilation hole in the centre. The minstrel sits on a tree stump with a projecting branch, decorated with applied berries and leaves. His right leg is crossed over his left, with its foot resting on a smaller tree stump at the front of the base, and he holds a guitar across his body. He wears a nightcap with a red turned-back brim, a white shirt, a narrow purple bow tied round the neck, a floral waistcoat, yellow and brown striped breeches, white baggy stockings, and red shoes. The guitar is brown, and the leaves on the tree stump are green and the berries red. In the back of the tree stump there is a square aperture to take an attachment, perhaps a candle branch.

Notes

History note: Dr and Mrs Hugh Statham; Dr Statham died 1967; Mrs Statham died 1970; their daughter, Miss Beryl Statham by whom lent anonymously in 1988 (Statham Loan 15-1988). Bequeathed by Miss Statham, 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 1990 in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.0 cm
Width: 10.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Stratford-le-Bow ⪼ Essex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1990) by H.M. Government

Dating

Mid-18th Century
George II
Circa 1754 - 1760

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( yellow, green, red, brown, purple, and dark grey)

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 painted over lead-glaze in polychrome enamels
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.32-1992
Primary reference Number: 42542
Old loan number: Statham Loan 15-1988
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 September 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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