Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery

Figure

ca. 1800 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Figure of Benjamin Franklin, of earthenware, painted in colours. Standing figure, wearing a brown coat, yellow knee-breeches, white stockings, black shoes and a blue cloak thrown over his shoulders. His right hand is stretched out, in his left is a book. Supported on a high square pedestal painted to imitate marble, with a yellow oval medallion in relief on either side. Underneath the pedestal are painted the words 'Dr. Franklin.'


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Lead-glazed earthenware, painted in colours
Brief Description
Figure of Benjamin Franklin, lead-glazed earthenware painted in colours, perhaps made at the factory of Enoch Wood, Burlsem, ca. 1800
Physical Description
Figure of Benjamin Franklin, of earthenware, painted in colours. Standing figure, wearing a brown coat, yellow knee-breeches, white stockings, black shoes and a blue cloak thrown over his shoulders. His right hand is stretched out, in his left is a book. Supported on a high square pedestal painted to imitate marble, with a yellow oval medallion in relief on either side. Underneath the pedestal are painted the words 'Dr. Franklin.'
Dimensions
  • Height: 33.7cm
  • Pedestal length: 9.8cm
  • Pedestal width: 9.8cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'Dr. Franklin' (Painted in black inside the pedestal)
Gallery Label
Figure depicting Benjamin Franklin Perhaps made at the factory of Enoch Wood, Burslem, Staffordshire, about 1800 Inscription: inside the pedestal are the words 'Dr. Franklin' in black Lead-glazed earthenware 2471-1901(23/05/2008)
Credit line
Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
2471-1901

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record createdMarch 31, 2008
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