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Bust

Bust

  • Place of origin:

    Burslem (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790-1797 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wedgwood, Ralph, born 1766 - died 1837 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware, painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    2338-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 9, shelf 3

Physical description

Bust of the Madonna (Mater Dolorosa), white earthenware (pearlware), painted in colours. Female bust, with flowered robe and green-lined cloak thrown over the head; supported on a rectangular pedestal with bowed front painted to imitate grey marble.

Place of Origin

Burslem (made)

Date

ca. 1790-1797 (made)

Artist/maker

Wedgwood, Ralph, born 1766 - died 1837 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware, painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'SADNESS'
Impressed on the back

'WEDGWOOD'
Impressed on the back

Dimensions

Height: 56.5 cm, Weight: 7.990 kg

Object history note

Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street.

Descriptive line

Bust of 'Sadness' or Madonna (Mater Dolorosa), lead-glazed earthenware (pearl ware), made at the factory of Ralph Wedgwood, Burslem, Staffordshire, ca. 1790-1797

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Halfpenny, Pat, English Earthenware Figures: 1740-1840 (Antique Collectors' Club: 1995) p.148.

Labels and date

Bust depicting 'Sadness'
Made at the factory of Ralph Wedgwood, Burslem, Staffordshire, about 1790-97
Marks: 'SADNESS' and 'WEDGWOOD', impressed
Lead-glazed earthenware

2338-1901 [23/05/2008]

Materials

Earthenware; Lead glaze

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Melancholy; Madonna

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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