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Andromache mourning Hector: C.1074-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Titles

Andromache mourning Hector

Maker(s)

Factory: Leeds Pottery

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Description

White earthenware with blue-tinted lead-glaze (pearlware) painted overglaze in blue, green, flesh pink, orange, red, mauve, yellowish-brown, brown, dark brown and black enamels. The figure is supported on a rectangular plinth with fluted sides, with on the viewer's left, an urn bedecked with a hoirzontal garland of laurel leaves, supported on a square pedestal with military trophies in relief on each side, and lion's paw feet. Andromache stands on her right leg with her left crossed over in front of it. She holds a wreath in her left hand, and leans on her right elbow on the urn. She has a red and brown veil over her head which falls down over her right shoulder, and wears a long , loosely draped gown with a blue belt, and sandals with black straps

Notes

History note: Purchased in 1905 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 31.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Leeds (Yorks.) ⪼ Yorkshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1780 CE - 1800 CE

Note

When acquired by Dr Glaisher the figure was described as 'Grief at an Urn' but is probably intended to represent 'Andromache mourning over the ashes of Hector'. This figure can be attribued to Leeds on the basis of examples marked LEEDS POTTERY at Temple Newsam House, Leeds, and LEEDS in the Victoria and Albert Museum (C.29-1955). It was probably derived from a Derby porcelain model, as it is not closely related to the print of Andromache and Hecuba weeping over the Ashes of Hector by Thomas Burke (1749-1815) after Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807) published in 1771 by W. Wynne Rylands which inspired the Bristol porcelain figure of Andromache.

School or Style

Neoclassical

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, flesh pink, orange, red, mauve, yellowish-brown, brown, dark brown and black)

Materials used in production

tinted slightly blue with cobalt Lead-glaze
white Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware with blue-tinted lead-glaze (pearlware) painted overglaze in blue, green, flesh pink, orange, red, mauve, yellowish-brown, brown, dark brown and black enamels
Lead-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1074-1928
Primary reference Number: 71273
Old object number: 2337
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 February 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 22 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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