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Andromache: C.887-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Andromache

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory

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Description

Lead-glazed earthenware figure of a woman mourning beside an urn painted in polychrome enamels

White earthenware, press-moulded, covered with very slightly blue lead-glaze, and painted in greyish-green, pale yellow, flesh pink, a little red, dark red, pale brown, and brown enamels. The shallow rectangular base is open and glazed inside. Andromach stands on a low mound beside an ovoid funerary urn on a tall pedestal with moulding round its upper and lower edges. She has her right leg crossed over her left, and leans towards the urn with her right arm around its upper part, and her left hand resting on its lower part at the front. She has brown hair swept back into a low chignon, and wears a long yellow tunic with green drapes around the low neckline and armhole edges. Her feet are bare. The urn and pedestal are pale brown overall, the mound is green and brown, and the base has a dark red line running round the outside edge,

Notes

History note: Underwood’s, Oxford Street, London, where bought in January 1905, for £1 5s.0d. by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 23 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th Century, Early#
Icrca 1800 - 1820

Note

This is a very inferior version of the same subject as C.886-1928.

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( greyish-green, pale yellow, flesh pink, a little red, dark red, pale brown, and brown)
Surface composed of lead-glaze ( slightly tinted blue)
Base Depth 7.5 cm Width 8.4 cm
Surface Overall

Materials used in production

white Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : White earthenware, press-moulded, covered with very slightly blue lead-glaze, and painted in greyish-green, pale yellow, flesh pink, a little red, dark red, pale brown, and brown enamels.

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.887-1928
Primary reference Number: 76290
Old object number: 2338
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 4 July 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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