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Tablet

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1867 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Woolner, Thomas PRB, RA, born 1825 - died 1892 (modeller)
    Palgrave, Reginald (designer)
    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Jasper ware

  • Museum number:

    1137-1868

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A tablet formed of 14 pieces of Jasperware, the central piece being a medallion of Sir William Hooker in white on a blue ground. This is against a background of a diaper of fern leaves, surrounded by four panels with fern branches on an olive ground, and surmounted by a panel decorated with a tuft of grasses.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1867 (made)

Artist/maker

Woolner, Thomas PRB, RA, born 1825 - died 1892 (modeller)
Palgrave, Reginald (designer)
Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Jasper ware

Dimensions

Height: 1130 mm approximate, Width: 1016 mm approximate

Object history note

The original memorial monument, of which this is a duplicate, was commissioned from the Wedgwood company by Sir William Hooker's son, Sir Joseph Hooker (1817-1911) in 1865. It was erected in the Parish Church at Kew in 1867.

Descriptive line

Jasperware tablet memorial to Sir William Hooker, consisting of a portrait medallion and panels decorated with ferns and grasses. English, 1867. Made by Wedgwood.

Labels and date

The central medallion ia a portrait of Sir William Hooker (1785 -1865), Director of Kew Gardens, and is formed of fourteen pieces of Jasper ware. The original memorial monument, of which these pieces are duplicates, was commissioned from the Wegdwood company by Sir William's son, Sir joseph Hooker (1817-1911) in 1865. The design is by Sir Joseph's cousin, Reginald Palgrave. The monument was erected in the Parish Church at Kew in 1867. [1998]

Materials

Jasper ware

Subjects depicted

Grasses; Ferns

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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