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Mural tablet

Mural tablet

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1892 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Alexander Fisher, born 1864 - died 1936
    Ward, Victor N. (Captain)

  • Museum number:

    661-1892

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Mural tablet, enamel, composed of seventeen plaques mounted in a frame of gilt metal. On the central plaque is a long inscription. The border consists of monsters, masks, and floral arabesques in grisaille on a black ground. In the middle of each side is a circular plaque, two bearing the monogram P.H with a laurel wreath, and two decorated with a cupid holding a scroll with the word "PITTVRA".

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1892 (made)

Artist/maker

Alexander Fisher, born 1864 - died 1936
Ward, Victor N. (Captain)

Marks and inscriptions

Miss Prescott-Hewett and Mrs William Hallett daughters of the late Sir Prescott Gardiner Hewett, Bart., F.R.S., with a view to carrying out the desire frequently expressed by their father have, with the approval of his executors by indenture dated 28th August 1981, presented fifty-one water-colour drawings from his collection to the National Gallery of British Art. Each one bears the inscription 'Prescott-Hewett Gift.' These drawings are to be exhibited in the Gallery of the Department of Science and Art at South Kensington, but need not be kept apart from other pictures and works of art, and may be lent upon terms sanctioned by the Lord President of the Council to any town where there is a safe and proper place for their reception and public exhibition.

PH
Monogram at bottom of tablet

Descriptive line

Mural tablet, seventeen enamel plaques in a frame of gilt metal, by Alexander Fisher and Captain Victor N. Ward, England, 1892.

Materials

Enamel

Categories

Enamels

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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