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Tile

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1610-1640 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glaze earthenware, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Henry Van der Bergh through The Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    C.526:4-1923

  • Gallery location:

    Europe 1600-1815, Room 7, The Sheikha Amna Bint Mohammed Al Thani Gallery, case CA16

Tilework was a typical feature of the Dutch home beginning in the 17th century. Painted tiles were used around fireplaces, on wainscots, along corridors, and most particularly around skirtings. The continuous horizon formed by a row of tiles of these animal designs makes them especially appropriate for this latter use.

Physical description

A wild boar in rocky landscape.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)

Date

ca. 1610-1640 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glaze earthenware, painted

Dimensions

Height: 13.3 cm approx., Width: 13.3 cm

Descriptive line

Netherlands, ca. 1610-1640

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

Rackham, Bernard. Dutch Tiles: The Van Den Bergh Gift. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1923, no.85.

Materials

Earthenware; Tin glaze

Subjects depicted

Boar

Categories

Tiles; Earthenware; Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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