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Little Boy seated on a Goat: C.2766-1928

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Titles

Little Boy seated on a Goat

Maker(s)

Unidentified Delft factory (Production)

Description

Earthenware figure of a little boy seated on a recumbent goat, tin-glazed and painted in green, yellow, and manganese-purple

Buff earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed, bluish-white, and painted in green, yellow, and manganese-purple. The glaze on the underside is uneven round the edge. The goat is seated on a rectangular base which has rounded corners, and wavy sides, and is hollow underneath. The boy is seated sideways on the goat with his left arm extended to the side, his right rests across his body, and his right foot is crossed over his left. The base and the boy's jacket are green. The goat's horns are yellow. The boy's cap, his features, his shoes are manganese-purple. The goat's head and body are dappled with manganese-purple.

Notes

History note: Not known before Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.3 cm
Length: 7 cm

Relative size of this object

7 cm9.3 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Delft ⪼ Holland ⪼ United Provinces of the Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Second half of 18th century
Circa 1760 CE - 1785 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( green, yellow, and manganese-purple)

Materials used in production

bluish-white Tin-glaze buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glaze Moulding

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2766-1928
Primary reference Number: 74041
Old object number: 1165
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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