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Sportsman and Dog: C.96-1932

Object information

Titles

Sportsman and Dog

Maker(s)

Derby Porcelain Factory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a sportsman standing in front of a tree stump with his dog seated beside him, painted in enamels, and gilded

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a sportsman, slip-cast, with applied details, lead-glazed, painted onglaze in turquoise, green, pale yellow, yellow, pale pink, a little red, reddish-brown, grey, and black enamels, and lightly gilt. The unglazed underside has a large central circular ventilation hole, and three patch marks. The circular mound base has at the back a tree stump with one branch with two groups of applied leaves on the viewer's right, At its bottom are two applied flowers and three leaves. On the sides of the base there are two applied flowers and three leaves on the left, one flower and two leaves at the front, and one flower and three leaves (one flower or leaf missing) on the right. The hunstsman stands on his right leg with his left relaxed at the knee, leaning on the stump on his left elbow, and turning his head to his right. With his right hand he holds the lead of a dog seated beside him. His face and hands are pale pink, and his lips red. His grey hair is tied into a queue at the back with a black bow. He has a round black hat with a bunch of red berries and leaves attached to the crown on the viewer's right. He wears a white cravat, and sleeve ruffles, a turquoise jacket with brown collar, red lining, gold buttons and edging, and a black belt with a gold buckle. His breeches are pale yellow with a darker yellow band and bow at each knee. His stockings are white, and his boots black. A brown bag is suspended behind him on a black strap over his right shoulder, and a grey flask is suspended on his right by a white cord over his left shoulder. A smaller pouch is clipped to his belt on his left side.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 6 in

Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1932) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

Second half of 18th century
George III
Circa 1770 CE - 1775 CE

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( turquoise, green, pale yellow, yellow, pale pink, a little red, reddish-brown, grey, and black) gold Details

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, with applied details, lead-glazed, painted onglaze in turquoise, green, pale yellow, yellow, pale pink, a little red, reddish-brown, grey, and black enamels, and lightly gilt. The unglazed underside has a large central circular ventilation hole, and three patch marks
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: The N is like a large n

  • Text: No 50
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: not exactly like this but definitely a B

  • Text: y yv B
  • Location: On underside of base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.96-1932
Primary reference Number: 43506
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Sportsman and Dog" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/43506 Accessed: 2022-06-27 20:52:55

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