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Elijah and a Raven: C.912B-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Elijah and a Raven

Maker(s)

Production: Enoch Wood (Possibly)

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Description

Lead-glazed earthenware painted in enamels

Cream earthenware, press-moulded, lead-glazed, and painted in greyish-blue, green, yellow, flesh pink, red, brown, dark brown, and black enamels; the underside is open and glazed except for the edge of the base. The figures are supported on a shallow straight sided square base painted in greyish-blue, red, brown, and yellow to resemble marble. Elijah is seated on a brown rocky mound beside a green shrub. His left hand rests on his knee and he has his right hand extended towards the raven on the ground to his right which is holding bread in its beak. Elijah has a brown beard and wears an off-white turban, a dark brown tunic with a yellow lining over a long green gown, and sandals. The raven is black.

Notes

History note: A.G. Smith, 193 Wardour Street, from whom bought with a figure of the Widow of Zarephath for £6.10s. on 27 February 1905 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 24 cm
Width: 10 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

1820s
1820 - 1830

Note

This figure of Elijah being fed by a raven has a companion, the Widow of Zarephath (C.912A-1928). The figures illustrate two consecutive incidents in the life of the Prophet Elijah during a time of drought and famine, which are related in the book of Kings 17: 1-7 and 10-16 in the Bible. The marbled base of the figure and its pair are comparable to those of figures marked WOOD & CALDWELL.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( in greyish-blue, green, yellow, flesh pink, red, brown dark brown, and black enamels)
Surface composed of lead-glaze
Base Depth 9 cm

Materials used in production

cream Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Cream earthenware, press-moulded, lead-glazed, and painted in greyish-blue, green, yellow, flesh pink, red, brown dark brown, and black enamels; the underside is open and glazed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.912B-1928
Primary reference Number: 76353
Old object number: 2346
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 29 August 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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