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Shepherd and Shepherdess with Dog: C.793-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Shepherd and Shepherdess with Dog


Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory




White saltglazed stoneware figures of a shepherd and shepherdess standing on a pedestal accompanied by their dog

Off-white stoneware, moulded in parts, assembled, and salt-glazed. The figures are supported on a high rectangular pedestal with mouldings round the top and bottom of its sides. It is hollow underneath and has a small ventilation hole under the shepherd. The figures stand side by side facing the viewer with a very small seated dog between them. The shepherdess, on the left, is a little shorter than the shepherd. In her right hand she holds a staff, and in her left holds a stem with a flower and leaves in front of her waist. The shepherd holds a similar stem in his left hand, and with his right hand supports a staff which rests on his left shoulder and terminates beside his feet.


History note: Mr S. Osborne, 18, Mile End Lane Stockport, sent the group on approval to Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge, who bought it for £35 and received a receipt dated 3 July 1915

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
George II
Circa 1745 - 1755

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production

off-white Stoneware

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.793-1928
Primary reference Number: 76067
Old object number: 3720
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 October 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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