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Dismal Hound, probably made by Charles Gouyn

Image attached to C.28-1992

An image of Animal figure. Dismal Hound. Probably made by Charles Gouyn of St James's, London. The unglazed underside has a large oval opening, leaving a flange round the edge. The hound bitch sits on an oval, low mound base with its front paws apart and its head turnned to its left, looking downwards. It has floppy ears and a lugubrious expression. Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast and lead-glazed. The glaze is off-white and very speckly. Height, whole, 12.5 cm, length, whole, 10 cm, circa 1749-1759. Rococo.

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Animal figure. Dismal Hound. Probably made by Charles Gouyn of St James's, London. The unglazed underside has a large oval opening, leaving a flange round the edge. The hound bitch sits on an oval, low mound base with its front paws apart and its head turnned to its left, looking downwards. It has floppy ears and a lugubrious expression. Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast and lead-glazed. The glaze is off-white and very speckly. Height, whole, 12.5 cm, length, whole, 10 cm, circa 1749-1759. Rococo.

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  • Accession Number: C.28-1992
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 769 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 302.29kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2010:11:07 12:18:50

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18th Century animal animal figure animals ceramics Charles Gouyn dismal dogs Early Rococo English figure Fitz_AA Georgian glazed hounds lead-glazed porcelain Rococo sad seated sitting slip cast slipware soft-paste porcelain unhappy white

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