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The Crucifixion

  • Object:

    Figure group

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (made)

  • Date:

    1760-1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:170-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 4

Physical description

Group, in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and slightly gilded, from the Crucifixion (but lacking Christ on the cross), with the Virgin, Mary Magdalen, and John the Evangelist; at the back is a socket for the insertion of a wooden cross, and the Virgin stands with clasped hands, wrapped in a turquoise-blue cloak over a flowered robe, John stands behind her, with his right arm stretched out as a support to the cross, while the Magdalen is seated mourning at her side.

Place of Origin

Derby (made)

Date

1760-1765 (made)

Artist/maker

William Duesbury & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 26.7 cm, Width: 24 cm

Object history note

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Cavalle or Cavallo, London, for £12 10 shillings in August 1868.
Acquired as Chelsea porcelain.

Descriptive line

Group, in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and slightly gilded, from the Crucifixion (lacking Christ on the cross), with the Virgin, Mary Magdalen, and John the Evangelist, made by William Duesbury & Co., Derby, 1760-1765

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

Bradshaw, Peter. Derby Porcelain Figures 1750-1848. London: Faber & Faber, 1990. 138 p., pl. 120.

Production Note

Label - possibly after Le Brun.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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