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Sportsman with Gun and Hound: EC.17A-1938

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Sportsman with Gun and Hound

Maker(s)

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

Entities

Categories

Description

Soft-paste porcelain figure of a sportsman standing holding a gun with a hound beside him, painted in enamels, and gilded

Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, with applied details, lead-glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh, mauve, purple, red, reddish-brown, and black enamels, and gilded. The unglazed underside has a large circular ventilation hole in the middle, and three patch-marks. The round low mound base is decorated in relief round the edge with rocaille ‘frills’, and scrolls, and rises up at the back into a tree stump with a forward projecting branch with applied leaves and abundant small blue and yellow flowers. The huntsman stands in front of a hound lying in front of the stump. His right foot is forward, his left arm is behind his back, and his right hand is held out in front to support the barrel of his gun, the other end of which rests on the projecting branch. He has brown hair, brown eyebrows, mauve eyes, ruddy cheeks, and a red mouth. He wears a black tricorne hat, a red waistcoat profusely gilded with flowers and foliage down the front, a turquoise jacket with fur lining and trimming, mauve breeches with gilded foliage on the front, white gaiters with black buttons, and black shoes. A pale purple flask is slung on his right side by a darker purple strap over his left shoulder. The hound has floppy ears, and reddish-brown markings. Behind it there is a small clump of blue and yellow flowers and a few leaves. Between the man’s feet there are three pink and yellow flowers, and another beside his left foot. The edge of the base is picked out in mauve, green, and gold.
A pair with EC.17B-1938

Notes

History note: Uncertain before testator

Legal notes

Cecil E. Byas Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.6 cm
Width: 10 cm

Relative size of this object

10 cm20.6 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

Note

This figure is also known as Huntsman with Dog

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh, mauve, purple, red, reddish-brown, and black) gold
Base Diameter 8.6 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, lead-glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, turquoise, green, yellow, flesh, mauve, purple, red, reddish-brown, and black 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.17A-1938
Primary reference Number: 82775
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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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