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Bust

Bust

  • Place of origin:

    Burslem (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware and painted in overglaze enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1219-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 14, shelf 1

Physical description

Bust of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in lead-glazed earthenware and painted in overglaze enamels. Dressed in his Armenian costume with fur cap and fur-lined green caftan, over which is thrown a mauve cloak. He is on a round pedestal, marbled in red, blue, yellow and brown.

Place of Origin

Burslem (made)

Date

ca. 1790 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware and painted in overglaze enamels

Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm

Object history note

Adapted from a portrait (based on a bronze medal, dated 1761, by Frans Gabriel Leclerc) painted by J.H. Taraval, and engraved in 1766 by C.H. Watelet.

Descriptive line

Bust of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in lead-glazed earthenware and painted in overglaze enamels, probably made by Enoch Wood at Burslem, ca. 1790.

Materials

Lead glaze; Earthenware; Enamel

Techniques

Painted; Marbled

Subjects depicted

Man

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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