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Form - 'Landscape with Hippo'

'Landscape with Hippo'

  • Object:

    Form

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1997 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Slee, Richard, born 1946 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with yellow and turquoise glazes

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Adrian Sassoon Esq.

  • Museum number:

    C.90-1997

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 142, The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Gallery, case 14, shelf 3

This object incorporates a factory-made figurine into a lush, but bizarre, landscape. The environment gives the hippo a new life, elevating its status from humble ornament to ruler of its own domain. Like much of Slee's work, this piece reflects the emotional significance of ornaments in the lives of ordinary people.

Physical description

Earthenware figure group, scalloped-edged landscape base, with four standing bush-like forms, and a hippo (found object) with yellow and turquoise glazes

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1997 (made)

Artist/maker

Slee, Richard, born 1946 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with yellow and turquoise glazes

Marks and inscriptions

'RICHARD / SLEE'
written on the underside

'690 = / RS8' paper label
on base

Dimensions

Height: 23.7 cm, Width: 38.0 cm, Diameter: 31.2 cm

Descriptive line

Figure group, made by Richard Slee, England, 1997

Materials

Earthenware; Glaze

Subjects depicted

Hippo; Bush

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware; Figures & Decorative ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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