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John Wesley (1703-91) Preaching: C.3159-1928

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Current Location: In storage

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John Wesley (1703-91) Preaching

Maker(s)

Production: Rockingham China Works
Production: Brameld & Co.

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Description

Bone china figure of John Wesley preaching, standing on a shallow octagonal base, panted in enamels, and gilded

Porcelain of bone china type, painted overglaze in yellowish-green, flesh, red, yellowish-brown, grey, and black enamels, and gilded. The underside is flat and unglazed round the edges, and concave and glazed in the middle. The base is octagonal with shallow straight sides and flat top, dappled in shades of yellowish-green and -brown. Wesley stands with his feet together facing the front, holding a book in his left hand and raising his right hand (missing). He has shoulder-length grey hair, a healthy complexion, black eyes, and red lips, and wears white falling bands, a black cassock, a black gown, and black boots. The book has a red binding, and gold edges. A gold band runs round the side of the base.

Notes

History note: Mr John Jennings, Cambridge, from whom purchased on 20 March 1913 with a figure of Napoleon (C.3158-1928) for £2 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Swinton ⪼ Yorkshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th Century, second quarter#
Circa 1825 CE - 1842 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( yellowish-green, flesh, red, yellowish-brown, grey, and black) gold
Base Width 7.8 cm

Materials used in production

porcelain of bone china type Bone china
Glaze

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Porcelain of bone china type, painted overglaze in yellowish-green, flesh, red, yellowish-brown, grey, and black enamels, and gilded. The underside is flat and unglazed round the edges, and concave and glazed in the middle
Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3159-1928
Primary reference Number: 74436
Old object number: 3616
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 September 2017 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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