- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, British
- Portland Vase
- Other Titles
- Former Title: Copy of the Portland Vase, first edition
- Work Type
- c. 1795
Level 2, Room 2220, European and American Art, 17th–19th century
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- Physical Descriptions
- 25.8 x 18.5 cm diam. (10 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- inscription: inner lip, manganese pencil, handwritten: J. Trevor
- inscription: inner lip, manganese pencil, handwritten: 9
- John Trevor, 1797. He paid £27 IIs on February 12 1799, per Gorely (see bibliography).
Phillips, London, England, Sold to Mrs. Winans, 1876. Per Gorely (see bibliography)
Mrs. Winans, bought from Phillips, London, 1876, Sold to Richard Tangye, 1882. Per Gorely (see bibliography)
Sir Richard Tangye, Birmingham, England, Purchased from Mrs. Winans, 1882.
Frederick Rathbone, London, England, sold to Grenville L. Winthrop, 1913.
Grenville Lindall Winthrop, New York, NY, Purchased from Rathbone, 1913, Bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943. Winthrop paid £420.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
- Publication History
Jean Gorely, "The Winthrop Collection", Old Wedgwood, Wellesley Press, Inc. (Wellesley, MA, 1943), no. 10, pp. 132-139, p. 135
Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1944), no. 92, p. 36-38; repr. p. 92
Wolf Mankowitz, The Portland Vase and the Wedgwood Copies, A. Deutsch (London, England, 1952), pp. 44, 47
Dorothy W. Gillerman, Gridley McKim-Smith, and Joan R. Mertens, Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1969), no. 137, p. 215
Aileen Dawson, Masterpieces of Wedgwood in the British Museum, exh. cat., British Museum Publications Limited (London, England, 1984), p. 149, no. 9
Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), no. 245, p. 213, repr.
Judith A. Neiswander, "Selections from the Ceramics Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University", Ars Ceramica, Wedgwood Society of New York (Bronx, NY, 1991), no. 8, p. 38, repr. as fig. 5
Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), p. 27, fig. 9
Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (New York, NY, 2003), p.14, fig. 9
Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 129, repr.
Jean Gorely, "Pedigreed Wedgwood", The Magazine Antiques (January 1945), pp. 29-31, p. 30
Vivian Scheidemantel Hawes, [Editorial], National Antiques Review (January 1974), p. 5
[Reproduction only], "Porcelain and Pottery", Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, November 1943)., repr. in b/w, p. 66
- Exhibition History
Old Wedgwood from the Bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/04/1944 - 09/03/1944
Old Wedgwood, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1973 - 05/27/1973
Eighteenth Century European Ceramics, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/02/2005 - 06/09/2008
Re-View: S424-426 Western Art from 1560 to 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011
- Subjects and Contexts
- Verification Level
3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted