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Dorothea

Statuette
1847 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

'Parian ware' statuette of Dorothea (a character in the story of Don Quixote). A female figure disguised as a boy and seated on a rock with a bundle and her shoes beside her feet.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Parian ware
Brief description
Statuette of Dorothea, 'Parian ware', after a statue by John Bell, made by Minton & Co. for Summerly's Art manufacturer, Stoke-on-Trent, 1847.
Physical description
'Parian ware' statuette of Dorothea (a character in the story of Don Quixote). A female figure disguised as a boy and seated on a rock with a bundle and her shoes beside her feet.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.4cm
  • Length: 19cm
  • Width: 17.3cm
  • Weight: 3.42kg
checked for loan 04/10/2008
Marks and inscriptions
'JOHN BELL FS' and an ermine-spot, in relief on a shaped applied panel
Credit line
Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street
Object history
Obtained from the Great Exhibition of 1851. Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street.
Production
After a statue by John Bell. Made for Summerly's Art manufacturer.
Subjects depicted
Association
Bibliographic reference
Starcky, Emmanuel, Napoleon III et la reine Victoria: une visite à l’Exposition universelle de 1855, Paris: Réunion des musées nationaux, 2008.
Collection
Accession number
2788-1901

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Record createdMay 27, 2009
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