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Girl representing Autumn from 'The French Seasons': C.227-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Girl representing Autumn from 'The French Seasons'

Maker(s)

Factory: Derby Porcelain Factory
Proprietor: William Duesbury & Co.

Entities

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a girl holding a bunch of grapes and a basket of grapes, standing on a semi-circular base with a scrolled edge

Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, and painted over lead-glaze in green, puce, red, flesh pink, purple, brown, black, pale cream (a little) enamels, and gilt. Three patch marks on the base. The figure stands on a pierced, semi-circular base with a scrolled edge, and a tree trunk at the back with vine leaves projecting on the right, and two branches of grapes trailing downwards onto the top of the base. The girl steps forward with her left leg forward. She wears a white scarf draped round her head and tied under her chin, a white low-necked dress with a gold diapered stomacher, and gold bands round the edges of the bodice and hem, and white shoes with red heels and gold bows. Under her right arm she carries a basket full of grapes and in her left hand raises a bunch of grapes towards her mouth. The base is picked out in gold.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-08-28) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1775 - 1780

Note

The Derby 'French Seasons' were derived from models made at Tournai by N.J.F. Gauron, after designs by François Boucher.

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( in green, puce, red, flesh pink, purple, brown, black, pale cream (a little) enamels) lead-glaze ( presumed lead) gold

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, and painted overglaze in green, puce, red, flesh pink, purple, brown, black, pale cream (a little) enamels, and gilt
Lead-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.227-1918
Primary reference Number: 42630
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 October 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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