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Sportswoman with Hound: EC.17B-1938

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Sportswoman with Hound

Maker(s)

Factory: Derby Porcelain Factory
Proprietor: William Duesbury & Co.

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Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a Sportswoman standing holding a bird and caressing a hound seated beside her, painted in enamels, and gilded

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a sportswoman, slip-cast, with applied details, and painted over lead-glaze in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh, dark pink, red, mauve, reddish-brown, and brown enamels, and gilded. The unglazed underside has a large circular ventilation hole in the middle and three patch-marks.
The roughly circular base is decorated rough the edge in relief with rocaille ‘frills’ and scrolls, and rises up at the back into a low tree stump with a branch on the viewer’s right bearing leaves and small blue and yellow flowers. The lady stands in front of the stump, leaning forward slighting, and looking to her left. She holds a bird in her outstretched left hand, and caresses the head of a greyhound seated beside her. On the ground in front of it is a clump of blue and yellow flowers and leaves. The lady has brown hair, ruddy cheeks, mauve eyes, and red lips. She wears a turquoise had with a red underside to the brim which is turned up at the front, and decorated with seven white feathers round the crown. She wears a white chemise, a turquoise waistcoat, a dark pink fur-lined and trimmed jacket with red cuffs, a turquoise skirt (only visible at the back) and a white petticoat decorated with turquoise, red, and mauve flowers, gold leaves, and yellow squiggles. The edges of her waistcoat, cuffs, and hem are gilded. Her red shoes each have a dark pink flower on top. The greyhound has reddish-brown markings. The edge of the base is picked out in turquoise, dark pink, and gold.

Notes

History note: Uncertain before testator, Cecil E. Byas (d. 19 January 1938), Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Legal notes

Cecil E. Byas Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 20 cm
Width: 10.9 cm

Relative size of this object

10.9 cm20 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Byas, Cecil E.

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1765

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh, dark pink, red, mauve, reddish-brown, and brown) gold
Base Diameter 8 cm
Details

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, with applied details, and painted over lead-glaze in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh, dark pink, red, mauve, reddish-brown, and brown enamels, and gilded. The unglazed underside has a large circular ventilation hole in the middle and three patch-marks.
Lead-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.17B-1938
Primary reference Number: 82774
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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

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