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Woman, perhaps Summer: C.918-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Woman, perhaps Summer

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified Staffordshire factory

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Description

Lead-glazed earthenware painted in polychrome enamels. A woman in classical costume holding a cornucopia and a bunch of corn stalks

Pale cream earthenware, moulded, lead-glazed and painted in green, yellow, flesh pink, mauve, red, and dark brown enamels. The figure is supported on a dark brown square straight-sided base which is closed and concave underneath and has a central ventilation hole. The woman steps forward on her left foot and has her right leg relaxed at the knee. In her right arm she holds a large cornucopia filled with fruit and corn stalks and supports its lower end with her hand. In her left hand she holds up a bunch of corn stalks. She has a tanned complexion, and wears a wreath of yellow ears of corn over her brown hair, which is swept up at the back into a bun with tresses hanging down from it onto her shoulder. She is dressed in a red tunic with elbow-length sleeves and pale green edges, a long dappled mauve cloak with pale green lower edge, and sandals with red straps.

Notes

History note: A.G. Smith, Wardour Street, London, from whom bought for £2 on 5 February 1905 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 19th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1820

Note

This figure may have been the figure of Summer in a set of Seasons, or a singleton representing Plenty or Abundance

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( green, yellow, flesh pink, mauve, red, and dark brown)
Surface composed of lead-glaze
Base Depth 7.1 cm Width 7 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Pale cream earthenware, moulded, lead-glazed and painted in green, yellow, flesh pink, mauve, red, and dark brown enamels; the glazed underside has a central ventilation hole

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.918-1928
Primary reference Number: 76359
Old object number: 2343
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 8 August 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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