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The Sons of Cydippe: M.24-1972

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Sons of Cydippe

Maker(s)

Doulton & Co. (Pottery)
Tinworth, George (Sculptor)

Description

Terracotta. Rectangular relief of a biblical scene set in Ancient Greece or Rome. The setting is of classical temples and woods, the trees being garlanded with flowers and wreaths. At the extreme left is an altar-like structure, raised on five steps. The area is liberally covered with laurel wreaths, privet and classical pots. At the altar stands a bearded high priest, attended by a girl with a lyre. The priest is about to sacrifice a bull which has just been led in. Many people have gathered to watch, and soldiers are in evidence. The sacrifice is halted by a young man in an ornate chariot which has been drawn by two slaves who kneel at the altar steps.

Notes

History note: Charles and Lavinia Handley-Read (both died 1971)

Legal notes

Purchased with the Perceval Fund, and with a contribution from the Victoria and Albert Grant-in-Aid Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ Middlesex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1972) by Handley-Read Estate

Dating

4th quarter 19th Century
Victoria I
Production date: AD 1884

Note

Tinworth (1843-1913) worked at Doulton & Co from 1866 until his death, having previously studied at Lambeth School of Art and the Royal Academy. He decorated thousands of salt-glazed stoneware pots and also made small figures of children and animals, notably a series of child musicians playing over 35 instruments. His most important commissions, however, were terracotta relief panels, of which he made some 500, including work for York Minster and for the Guards Chapel.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Terracotta

Techniques used in production

Relief : Terracotta relief

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in monogram for George Tinworth

  • Text: TG
  • Location: Bottom right hand corner
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: JANUARY 1884
  • Location: Bottom right hand corner
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: G. TINWORTH
  • Location: Bottom right hand corner
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: ACTS XVII CHAP XXX VER.
  • Location: Bottom left hand corner
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: THE SONS OF CYDIPPE. FROM A POEM BY EDMUND GOSSE
  • Location: Bottom left hand corner
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: H. DOULTON, LAMBETH
  • Location: Bottom left hand corner
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.24-1972
Primary reference Number: 29829
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_24_1972
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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