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Bust of John Wesley (1703-91): C.973-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Bust of John Wesley (1703-91)

Maker(s)

Factory: Dale, John (Possibly)

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Description

Lead-glazed earthenware painted in flesh pink, a little red, grey, and black enamels

Notes

History note: Puttick & Simpson, London, 2 March 1909, lot 124; Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th Century, Early#
George III
Circa 1820 CE - 1830 CE

Note

This bust may have been made in the factory John Dale at Burslem as another is recorded marked 'I DALE BURSLEM'. It was probably derived from bust by Enoch Wood (1759-1840).

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( flesh-pink, a little red, grey, and black)

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding
Glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: raised D in REVD; raised TH in 17TH; raised D in 2D

  • Text: THE REVD IOHN WESLEY M.A. BORN AT EPWORTH JUNE 17TH 1703 DIED MAR 2D 1791 AGED 88
  • Location: On back on a panel
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.973-1928
Primary reference Number: 76480
Old object number: 2999
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 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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