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Standing Boy representing Autumn from the 'Chelsea Seasons': C.3-1918

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Standing Boy representing Autumn from the 'Chelsea Seasons'


Derby Porcelain Factory




Figure. Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, with applied details, painted overglaze in turquoise blue, green, flesh pink, pink, red, purple, and black enamels, and gilt. The unglazed base has a large central ventilation hole and three patch marks. The figure stands on a low, rounded base decorated with scrolls at the front, and a tree trunk and low vine bocage on either side. The boy stands on his left leg with his right leg relaxed in front of it. He holds his hands in front of him squeezing grape juice into a cup. He wears a black wide-brimmed hat, a pink jacket with gold edging and buttons, a white shirt, yellow breeches with polychrome floral decoration, white stockings, and black shoes with turquoise pompoms. The scrolls on the base are picked out in turquoise and gold.

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA


18th Century, Late
Production date: circa AD 1780

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels lead-glaze gold

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, and painted overglaze in turquoise blue, green, flesh pink, pink, red, purple, and black enamels, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: N 125/39: K
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3-1918
Primary reference Number: 42616
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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