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Bust - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  • Object:

    Bust

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:432-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 1

Physical description

Bust in soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, of philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and he is dressed in his Armenian costume consisting of a fur cap and fur-lined brown caftan, over which is thrown a mauve cloak, and he rests on a circular pedestal.

Place of Origin

Derby (made)

Date

ca. 1780 (made)

Artist/maker

William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 15.9 cm

Object history note

Adapted from a portrait painted by J.H. Taraval, based on a bronze medal, dated 1761, by Frans Gabriel Leclerc, and engraved in 1766 by C.H.Watelet.
Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Sander, Utrecht, for £1 in October 1869

Descriptive line

Bust in soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, of philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, made by William Duesbury & Co., Derby, ca. 1780.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Man; Philosophers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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