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Figure - Field Marshal Sir Henry Seymour Conway
  • Field Marshal Sir Henry Seymour Conway
    Derby Porcelain factory
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Field Marshal Sir Henry Seymour Conway

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:200-1885

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Figure in soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, of Field Marshal Sir Henry Seymour Conway standing on a gilt rococo scrolled base with a cupid at his feet supporting a shield with the crest of his family; he wears a semi-military costume with a baton in his right hand, and his left hand rests on a cannon, behind which are two pink standards

Place of Origin

Derby (made)

Date

ca. 1775 (made)

Artist/maker

Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 31.8 cm

Object history note

Companion piece to John Wilkes 414:201-1885 (Sch. I 362A)
Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Willson, London, for £6 in September 1869.
Acquired as Chelsea porcelain.

Descriptive line

Figure in soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels and gilded, of Field Marshal Sir Henry Seymour Conway standing on a gilt rococo scrolled base, Derby Porcelain factory, Derby, ca. 1775.

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

Bradshaw, Peter. Derby Porcelain Figures 1750-1848. London : Faber & Faber, 1990. 108 p., pl. 91.
Clifford, Timothy. Derby Porcelain and the British Monumental Sculpture Tradition 1760-1775. Derby Porcelain International Society. 2004, Journal 5.
Barrett, Franklin A. & Arthur L. Thorpe. Derby Porcelain, 1750-1848. London : Faber & Faber, 1971.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Man; Military; Cannons (artillery); Shield

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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