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The Arts of Drama and Music: C.3203-1928

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The Arts of Drama and Music


Maker: Solon, Louis-Marc-Emmanuel




Hard-paste porcelain panel decorated in pâte-sur-pâte in white on a greyish-green ground with the arts of Drama and Music seated back to back, accompanied by groups of children. Gilt-metal frame with suspension loops

Hard-paste porcelain the upper surface covered in a grey-green slip, and decorated in pâte-sur-pâte in white. On a plinth decorated with a tragic mask and trumpets are seated back to back,on the viewer's right, a man writing on a table, representing Drama, and on the viewer's left, a woman holding a lyre, representing Music, with on either side groups of lightly draped children. The four on the left are singing, while one of them holds a book, and of the three on the right, one holds up a mask, and two hold up a mask between them. The panel has a gilt-metal frame with two suspension rings attached to loops on the top edge.


History note: Purchased on May 20 1926 from F.J. Morrell of Stoke-on-Trent by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th century
Circa 1865 CE - 1870 CE


Probably fired at the Claus factory in Paris.

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Front composed of slip ( grey-green, and white) glaze
Plaque Height 13.5 cm Length 45.8 cm

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: MILES
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3203-1928
Primary reference Number: 74504
Old object number: 4914
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 October 2014 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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