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Figure - Kitty Clive as Mrs Riot in Lethe
  • Kitty Clive as Mrs Riot in Lethe
    Andrew Planché's factory
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Kitty Clive as Mrs Riot in Lethe

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Derby, England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Andrew Planché's factory (possibly, manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:135/A-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics Study Galleries, Britain & Europe, room 139, case 9, shelf 7

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Physical description

Figure in white soft-paste porcelain of actress Kitty Clive standing with her head thrown back, a spaniel under her right arm and a letter in her left hand, and she stands on a base applied with a floral spray, and wears a lace-trimmed bodice, a large crinoline dress and a wide lace cap.

Place of Origin

Derby, England (manufactured)

Date

ca. 1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Andrew Planché's factory (possibly, manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain

Dimensions

Height: 24.8 cm

Object history note

One of a pair with Henry Woodward 414:135-1885 (Sch I 1)
Kitty Clive (née Rafter) is in the character of the Fine Lady in David Garrick's farce Lethe. Modelled after an engraving by Charles Mosley.

Descriptive line

Figure in white soft-paste porcelain of actress Kitty Clive as Mrs Riot in Lethe standing with her head thrown back, a spaniel under her right arm and a letter in her left hand, possibly made by Andrew Planché's Factory, Derby, ca. 1750.

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

Mallet, JVG. In: Derby Porcelain International Society Newsletter 26. 1992. 24 p.
Where Dr Bernard Watney's attribution to Derby is mentioned in passing.

Materials

Soft-paste porcelain

Subjects depicted

Woman; Theatre; Clive, Kitty

Categories

Porcelain; Ceramics

Collection code

CER

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