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Female Musician with Triangle: C.27B-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Female Musician with Triangle

Maker(s)

Derby Porcelain Factory (Factory)
William Duesbury & Co. (Proprietor)

Description

Female musician holding a triangle, standing on a scrolled mound base in front of a tree stump with flowering branches. Soft-paste porcelain, painted onglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilded.

Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, with applied details, lead-glazed, and painted in a little blue, turquoise, green, yellow, pink, dark pink, flesh pink, red, and black enamels, and gilded. The unglazed base has a large central, roughly circular ventilation hole, and three faint patch marks. The roughly circular mound base is decorated in relief at the front with scrolls flanking a rocaille ‘frill’, and rises up at the back into a tree stump with a branch bearing clusters of small flowers and foliage projecting on each side. On the top there are three groups of flowers and leaves. The woman stands in front of the tree with her feet together, her head turned to her left. In her right hand she holds a triangle at waist level, and in her left, held lower down, she holds the remains of a baton to strike it with. She has black hair dressed up at the back, ruddy cheeks, red lips, and black eyes. She has a red band over the top of her head, and wears a white chemise with three-quarter length sleeves and ruffles under a turquoise bodice with a gold patterned stomacher, and a pink skirt which is bunched up at the front to show a white petticoat with a pattern of small red, dark pink, and blue flowers and gold foliage. Her shoes are pink with an orange-red flower on top of each. The flowers on the base, and on the bocage, are white with differently coloured centres: blue and yellow, red and yellow, and dark pink and yellow. The front of the base is picked out in green, turquoise, and gold. A pair with C.27A-1918

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor, Ralph Griffin, MA FSA, St John's College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid-18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1760

Note

This figure and its pair are known as The Idyllic Musicians

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Visible Areas composed of lead-glaze ( base unglazed) Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, turquoise, green, yellow, pink, dark pink, flesh pink, red, and black) gold Base Depth 7.9 cm
Across Bocage Width 11.7 cm
Flowers And Leaves

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, with applied details, lead-glazed, and painted overglaze in a little blue, turquoise, green, yellow, pink, dark pink, flesh pink, red, and black enamels, and gilded. The unglazed base has a large central, roughly circular ventilation hole, and three faint patch marks.
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.27B-1918
Primary reference Number: 42708
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 5 October 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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