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Bowl - The Rural Lovers
  • The Rural Lovers
    Thomas Gainsborough, born 1727 - died 1788
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The Rural Lovers

  • Object:

    Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780-1785 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Gainsborough, born 1727 - died 1788 (painter)
    Seth Pennington's factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. F. Broderip, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    C.677-1924

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 8, shelf 4

Physical description

Bowl of soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in underglaze blue with a landscape with milkmaid and a man adapted from a painting by Thomas Gainsborough entitiled 'The Rural Lovers', on the other side a cow in a meadow. At the interior bottom, a formal flower.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)

Date

ca. 1780-1785 (made)

Artist/maker

Thomas Gainsborough, born 1727 - died 1788 (painter)
Seth Pennington's factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in underglaze blue

Dimensions

Height: 6 cm, Diameter: 11.4 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl, soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed in underglaze blue with a design adapted from a painting by Thomas Gainsborough entitled 'The Rural Lovers', made in England (Liverpool), ca. 1780-85

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Cobalt oxide

Techniques

Transfer-printed; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Men; Cows; Meadows; Flowers; Milkmaids

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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