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Seated Man representing Autumn from a Set of Seasons: C.234A-1918

Object information

Titles

Seated Man representing Autumn from a Set of Seasons

Maker(s)

Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a Seated Man representing Autumn, slip-cast, lead-glazed, and painted in turquoise, green, yellow, flesh, pink, orange, red, purple, and black enamels and gilt

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a Seated Man representing Autumn, slip-cast, lead-glazed, and painted in turquoise, green, yellow, flesh, pink, orange, red, purple, and black enamels and gilt. The unglazed underside has a large circular ventilation hole near the back. The rounded rectangular base has three low scroll feet at the front. It rises up at the back into a tree stump with on each side, a short branch bearing applied flowers and leaves. The man sits on the stump with his left foot over his right. His head is tilted to his left, and he supports a basket of grapes on his knee with his left hand, and holds a bunch of grapes over the basket in his right. He wears a turquoise hat with a yellow flower on the turned back brim at the front, behind which are two feathers, one red, and the other edged with purple. He has a pink jacket lined with yellow, a white waistcoat with gold binding and buttons, white breeches with a red, turquoise and gold floral pattern, an orange flower on each knee, and black shoes with a yellow flowers on the top. A small skin bag is slung on a white and gold strap across his body. The flowers on the stump are orange, and there is a yellow, orange and pink rose and three leaves on the viewer's right of the base, and three pink and orange flowers wand five leaves on the left. The scrolls are picked out in gold.

Notes

History note: Ralph Griffin, FSA, St John's College Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Height: 14.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918-08-28) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA

Dating

Gold anchor period (1759-69)
Mid 18th Century
George II
George III
Circa 1759 CE - 1769 CE

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( turquoise, green, yellow, flesh, pink, orange, red, purple, and black) gold Base Width 8.1 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead; except for underside of base Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, lead-glazed, and painted in turquoise, green, yellow, flesh, pink, orange, red, purple, and black enamels and gilt
Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: M
  • Location: On the underside of base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: a gold anchor

  • Text: anchor
  • Location: On the top of the proper right back of the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in gold
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.234A-1918
Primary reference Number: 80574
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 13 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Seated Man representing Autumn from a Set of Seasons" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/80574 Accessed: 2022-05-29 10:31:18

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