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Bust - Apollo

Apollo

  • Object:

    Bust

  • Place of origin:

    Stoke-on-Trent (made)

  • Date:

    1861 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Copeland & Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Parian

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.178-1964

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 13, shelf 1

This parian bust is reduced from the marble 'Apollo Belvedere' by C. Delpech, now in the British Museum. It was commissioned by the Art Union of London, an organisation established in 1836 for the encouragement of British artists and the improvement of public taste in matters of the arts. The Union had an annual subscription rate for which each subscriber received an engraving of a painting, and also the chance of winning a prize picture or sculpture.

Parian-ware, a matt white porcelain developed in the 1840s, recalled the sheen and translucency of the marble of classical sculpture and was widely used for decorative figures.

Physical description

Parian-ware bust Apollo

Place of Origin

Stoke-on-Trent (made)

Date

1861 (made)

Artist/maker

Copeland & Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Parian

Marks and inscriptions

C.DELPECH REDT. PUBLISHED FEBRUARY I, 1861. ART UNION OF LONDON, 1861,
Impressed to base

Dimensions

Height: 36.2 cm, Width: 24.2 cm

Object history note

Commissioned by the Art Union of London, 1861

Descriptive line

Bust of Apollo, Parian, Copeland, 1861

Materials

Parian

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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