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Huntsman playing a Flute to a Lady: C.33-1992

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Titles

Huntsman playing a Flute to a Lady

Maker(s)

Derby Porcelain Factory (Factory)
Andrew Planché (Proprietor)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain, with clear glaze and dry edge, of a huntsman playing a flute to a lady who is seated beside him holding a sheet of music.

Creamy-white soft-paste porcelain of a huntsman playing a flute to a lady, slip-cast, with clear lead-glaze, and dry edge. The unglazed underside has a circular ventilation hole in the middle. The oval base has a low rock running across the back which rises up to form a seat on the viewer's left, and has an applied bud and leaves beside it. In the middle there is a circular hole to take an attachment. The huntsman sits on the rock with his left leg forward and right stretched out behind him. He leans forward and originally held a flute in his raised hands. He wears a jockey cap, shirt with ruffles at the cuffs, a waistcoat, jacket, knee breeches, and buckled shoes. The lady reclines on the rock with her legs to the viewer's right, and leans towards the huntsman, placing her right hand on his left shoulder, and holding out a piece of music in her left hand. She wears a round frilled cap, a kerchief, and a bodice and skirt, with an apron, and buckled shoes. .

Notes

History note: Dr and Mrs Hugh Statham; Dr Statham d. 1967; Mrs Statham d. 1970; their daughter, Miss Beryl Statham, by whom lent anonymously in 1970; bequeathed by Miss Beryl Statham, 1990, accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Statham, accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.7 cm
Length: 18.5 cm

Relative size of this object

18.5 cm15.7 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Derby ⪼ Derbyshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1992) by H.M. Government

Dating

Mid 18th Century
George II
Circa 1750 - 1754

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Flower And Leaves

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Slip-casting : Soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast, with clear lead-glaze, and dry edge. The underside has a circular ventilation hole in the middle.
Glazing (coating)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.33-1992
Primary reference Number: 82682
Old loan number: Statham Loan 19-1970
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2016 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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