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Bust

Bust

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    1781 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wood, Enoch, born 1759 - died 1840 (modeller)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    earthenware, painted in colours

  • Credit Line:

    Bought from the Haliburton Collection

  • Museum number:

    84-1874

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bust of the Rev. John Wesley, with impressed inscription at back.

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)

Date

1781 (dated)

Artist/maker

Wood, Enoch, born 1759 - died 1840 (modeller)

Materials and Techniques

earthenware, painted in colours

Marks and inscriptions

"REVEREND/JOHN WESLEY M.A/FELLOW OF LINCOLN COLLEGE OXFORD/AND FOUNDER OF METHODISM/HE SAT FOR THIS BUST/TO/MR.ENOCH WOOD,SCULPTOR/BURSLEM/1781/AND DIED IN 1791/AGED 8_/YEARS"
Impressed to back

Dimensions

Height: 29.2 cm

Object history note

Purchased, Haliburton collection

Descriptive line

Bust, The Rev. John Wesley, earthenware, Enoch Wood, Staffordshire, ca.1781-91

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

Halfpenny, Pat, English Earthenware Figures: 1740-1840 (Antique Collectors' Club: 1995), pp.142-3.

Production Note

see References, Hafpenny, for notes on maker. This model dates to 1781 but this bust dates to post 1791 accroding to inscription on back

Materials

Earthenware

Categories

Ceramics

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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