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Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Burslem (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1810-1825 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware painted in overglaze enamels and moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1217-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 9, shelf 3

Physical description

Figure of Shakespeare in lead-glazed earthenware painted in overglaze enamels. He stands on an oblong plinth painted black. The poet is wearing a striped green jacket, mauve cloak lined yellow, brown knee-breeches, white stockings and black shoes. He rests his right elbow on a pile of three books (one is inscribed 'LAV') which are laid on a white marbled three-sided pedestal, moulded with theatrical trophies and busts of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry V and Richard III, and with his left hand points to a scroll hanging from the pedestal and covered with an inscription of which only the words 'The Globe also' and 'Shakespeare' are legible. On the back of the plinth the initials 'P.V.' are incised.

Place of Origin

Burslem (made)

Date

ca. 1810-1825 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware painted in overglaze enamels and moulded

Marks and inscriptions

'LAV'
Inscribed on one of the books on the pedestal

'The Globe also' and 'Shakespeare'
On the scroll hanging from the pedestal

'P.V.'
Incised on the back of the plinth

Dimensions

Height: 45.7 cm, Weight: 5.640 kg

Descriptive line

Figure of Shakespeare in lead-glazed earthenware painted in overglaze enamels, made by Enoch Wood at Burslem, ca. 1810-1825

Materials

Lead glaze; Earthenware; Enamel

Techniques

Moulded; Painted

Subjects depicted

Books; Trophies; Man; Theatre; Scroll; Busts

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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