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Figure - Jenny Lind as Alice in Meyerbeer's Opera

Jenny Lind as Alice in Meyerbeer's Opera

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca.1847 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, painted in enamel colours

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Raymond Maude, O.B.E.

  • Museum number:

    C.87-1928

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 30, shelf 4

Physical description

A figure of a woman seated with her arms around a cross, in the role of Alice in Meyerbeer's opera, on a rococo style base with gilt script

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (probably, made)

Date

ca.1847 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, painted in enamel colours

Marks and inscriptions

'Jenny Lind as Alice in Meyerbeer's Opera'
Inscribed in gilt to front of base

Dimensions

Height: 18.7 cm

Object history note

Given by Mrs Raymond Maude, O.B.E.

Descriptive line

Figure, 'Jenny Lind as Alice in Meyerbeer's Opera', earthenware, Staffordshire, ca.1847

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

Harding, A,N., Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875, Book One, (Atglen: Schiffer, 1998), pp.352-3, ill.
Pugh, P.D. Gordon, Staffordsshire Portrait Figures of the Victorian Era, Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club, 1987), pp.414-415., ill.

Production Note

Jenny Lind made her debut in the role of Alice in 1847 at Her Majesty's Theatre

Materials

Earthenware

Subjects depicted

Cross

Categories

Ceramics

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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